technique

Anna Edards

PT95: “Finding Comfort in Who You Are,” with Anna Edwards

Today we talk with Anna Edwards, Music Director of the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, the Saratoga Orchestra, and the Pacific Northwest Conducting Institute, about how and why to seek out music by underrepresented composers, why conductors (women especially) should embrace their own physicality and body type, and why being comfortable on the podium is critical to …

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David Leibowitz

PT94: “It’s Never About You,” with David Leibowitz

Today we talk with David Leibowitz, Music Director and Founder of the New York Repertory Orchestra, about how he’s programmed 20 seasons with NYRO without repeating any pieces, how he defines and builds balanced programs, and why young conductors flourish once they can let get out of their own inward focus.

Gianmaria Griglio

PT75: “How to Boost Rehearsals with Effective Conducting Gesture,” with Gianmaria Griglio

Hello, and welcome to Podium Time. Today we’re welcoming a returning guest on the show, Maestro Gianmaria Griglio, who first appeared on the podcast all the way back on episode 18, “If You Miss a Cue.” Today’s discussion is all about technique and rehearsals, and why just knowing the score is not enough to effectively …

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David Hattner conducting

PT73: “How to Practice without an Orchestra and Learn from Historic Recordings,” with David Hattner

Today David Hattner teaches us how to practice without an orchestra, and walks us through the spectacular world of Historic recordings by some of the greatest conductors of the past. We dig into some of the most important recordings of Brahms’ 4th symphony, how and why some conductors were different in rehearsal, live performance, and …

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