dimanche 27 janvier 2013



vendredi 18 janvier 2013


My review of the OSR under C Dutoit with an amazing E Pahud is here.

lundi 14 janvier 2013

Joining an orchestra

French speaking readers have the ability to watch on their PC a one hour program of how an orchestra like the OSR auditions new players. This is available http://www.rts.ch/video/emissions/chut/4551035-cor-violons-basson-l-osr-embauche.html.

A few comments, you can see when the audition is in Victoria Hall the famous rehearsal curtain which cuts the hall in half and gives the musicians a feeling of the hall when it is full.

More significantly, it is important to bring in the young great musicians of tomorrow in positions of responsibility so this is so good to see that they are bringing a young player to be part of their concertmeisters.

Last, life is tough for young musicians and we have to respect this indeed.

jeudi 10 janvier 2013


My review of the last concert of the OSR in Geneva is here. http://www.concertonet.com/scripts/review.php?ID_review=8910.