13. April 2007 · Comments Off on Vladimir Ashkenazy to Sidney Symphony · Categories: imported, News

Principal oboist of the Sydney Symphony, Diana Doherty, sums up the musicians≠ opinion of their new maestro: “The orchestra plays really well for him…He’s such a down to earth, humble person. When he’s finished conducting he just puts his arms down and looks at everyone as if to say “Hey, we did it! Yippee≠. You never get the feeling he’s doing anything for the appearance of it. It’s all very much felt, very much from the heart.”

Well … he’ll be there for a whopping eight weeks each year. Guess it’s better than nothing …?

I wish them well. If the oboist—and she’s a fantastic oboist!—likes him, it must be right and good, yes? 😉

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