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Episode 97 - Alexander Shelley

January 30, 2022


Alexander Shelley was a fascinating person to chat with as he really has thought long and hard about a conductor's role both on and off the podium.

I discover who told him that it only takes 6 months to learn stick technique if you are taught by the right person, we discuss learning to conduct in silence versus with two pianos, and I rather surprisingly try to change his mind about the sound he hates!

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This interview was recorded on 23rd November 2021 via Zoom.