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Episode 75 - Omer Meir Wellber

August 29, 2021


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.