A Conducting Workshop

September 18, 2013 | Categories: Blog | Tags: , , ,

I just had the very great pleasure of teaching on an international conducting workshop alongside my old friend and teacher Johannes Schlaefli, who’s the Professor of conducting at the Zürich Musikhochschule. The thing I love most about teaching is how much I learn myself during the process. I was chatting about this with a friend [...]

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Stravinsky and the Strange Case of the Chicken and the Wooden Leg

May 11, 2012 | Categories: Blog | Tags: , ,

I just found myself googling ‘ “Stravinsky” “stick a deckchair up your nose” ‘. Let me explain, lest you think this is a sign of further mental degeneration: I recently read a wonderful book on the master conductor Pierre Monteux, who, amongst other notable achievements, conducted the premiere performances of Petrouchka and the Rite of Spring. [...]

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