The Contour of Luxury Summer 2019 - Page 394

lexis You have quite the accomplished curriculum vitae, having been Concertmaster of orchestras including the Osaka Philharmonic, the Vancouver Symphony, and The Residentie Orchestra (The Hague) as well as the Grand Teton Music Festival, the Chautauqua Music Festival Orchestra, and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra to name a few. Is there a specific standout moment that you’ve had while leading the performances of such esteemed orchestras? obert A Concertmaster, as distinct from a conductor, is the principal violinist of the orchestra sitting to the immediate left of the conductor. The concertmaster leads the orchestra through the quality of his playing and through his ability to perform concertos as soloist with the orchestra. There have been many standout moments for me as a concertmaster, such as when performing the great violin concertos of the literature with some of the great conductors, as well as the great concertmaster solos such as “ Ein Heldenleben” and “ Scheherazade “. Being invited to be guest Concertmaster and playing in some of the great concert halls of the world, such as the Concertgebouw Hall in Amsterdam, Symphony Hall in Osaka, and touring Asia with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, were other memorable standout moments.Being the Concertmaster of the Grand Teton Music Festival orchestra every summer for 20 years and leading my colleagues chosen from the best orchestras of the US was a special priviledge and a recurring standout moment.