In 2016, he auditioned for James Levine and the Mets longtime concertmaster
David Chan, and got the job.
Wearing a simple black shirt, he began the uniquely challenging piece hesitantly, never quite commanding the orchestra he often leads as concertmaster
About the only approach that might make "Prelude & Liebestod" worth a second look would be to have the prerecorded dialogue of the conductor, concertmaster
and soprano playing while the actors themselves created the music, relying on their instruments and their faces to convey their feelings.
Patti Yoon is expecting to be named to the Connecticut All State High School Orchestra first chair All-State Concertmaster
for the fourth year in a row when she instead meets Cute Trumpet Guy.
The John Dunlop-trained Kashoof is highly regarded and will be expected to bounce back after failing to handle Goodwood's undulations last time, but she doesn't strike me as the most fluent mover, so I'm prepared to take her on with the in-form Concertmaster
As a goodwill gesture, the concertmaster
performed Yankee Doodle Dandy.
It will be a surprise if there is anything of their calibre in this line-up, in which case Concertmaster
should prove very hard to beat as he appears to have more than enough ability to win an ordinary maiden.
will have been brought to concert pitch by a couple of runs - the second of which, at Bath, reads well.
The Ensemble is led by James Clarke who has been concertmaster
of the Philharmonia since 2000, having previously led the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Three of the quartet's artists have now performed together for more than 20 years ( Evans, a prizewinner in the International Tchaikovsky Competition; Boico, former concertmaster
of the Orchestre de Paris; and Laufer, former principal cellist of the Hamburg Philharmonic.
Roy Malan is himself a famed concertmaster
and solo violinist who studied under Efrem Zimbalist at the Curtis Institute, so is the perfect critic to provide biographical embellishment to the life of violinist Efrem Zimbalist, one of the directors of the Curtis Institute of Music.
While the sublime music plays (in its entirety, twice), we hear the conductor's mundane internal monologue--a jumble of narcissistic preening, erotic yearning, and scathing commentary about the concertmaster
, the soprano, his wife, and a young man cruising him from the balcony (we hear their thoughts spoken aloud too).