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Episode 75 - Omer Meir Wellber

August 29, 2021

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After interviewing Juanjo Mena last week, it made sense to me to follow him with his successor at the BBC Philharmonic?

Omer Meir Wellber was fascinating to chat with - direct, open, honest, and never shy to let me know his thoughts. I discovered what very unusual instrument he started with as a child, we discussed whether it is possible to conduct music you hate, and he also had a very interesting theory about contemporary music and its relationship to sex!

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This interview was recorded on 5th May 2021 via Zoom.