I always wanted to be closer to music. Conducting was a natural extension and progression from my experience as a horn player. The challenge of trying to imagine a complex score written by someone else took this magical internal activity even further than playing one line. Perhaps the ultimate version of this is to imagine one’s own sounds.
Who or what inspired you to take up conducting and pursue a career in music? The seed was planted in … More
Who or what inspired you to take up conducting and pursue a career in music? After taking up the cello … More
Each concert is a creative construction. Bringing a shared pleasure and joy between the musicians and the audience I would say is my definition of a successful concert.
I’m interested in the longform possibilities of the concert experience: bold programming which reaches across individual movements to an essence which exceeds the sum of its parts. The great symphonic programmers for me right now are Rattle, Jurowski, Volkov.
I was singing alongside really fine singers and instrumentalists and receiving a world-class music education. I felt like the luckiest kid in the world to be exposed to such a high level of music-making in a beautiful cathedral