It is always a pleasure when you meet someone for the first time and you instantly have a rapport - this was one of those occasions!
Ben Glassberg and I chatted about diversity in the world of conducting, how important your relationship with the Leader or Concertmaster is, and how conducting must be "in the moment" and not a "dance routine" - and despite Ben worrying that "you will think that he is alcoholic", he did mention alcohol in five of his answers to the ten questions at the end!
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This interview was recorded on 31st October 2020 via Zoom.