Thursday, January 13, 2011

An Interview with Maestro Lan Shui from Taiwan

Maestro Lan Shui conducted Mahler's 1st with the NTSO over the last weekend. I didn't attend because I've already gotten tickets for the NSO concert that afternoon (Shostakovich's 1st piano concerto and 11th symphony) and two concerts in a day is probably a little too much for exam week. Nonetheless, here is an exclusive interview with the man on e-zine, where he discusses among many topics studying with Leonard Bernstein, working as artistic director of the SSO, and how there are no classical music e-zines in Singapore (well none that the SSO can be bothered with anyway...) The article is in Chinese but then there's always Google Translate (note that the system translates his name to Aqua Blue and light blue). You can also watch rehearsal footage with the NTSO. So yeah here it is:

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