Apr 11

Sarah Ioannides

Sarah Ioannides on diversity on the conductor’s podium and in the orchestra:

“There’s definitely diversity in the orchestra, but what’s wonderful is, you know, there was a young lady who came up to me and started talking about conducting and how she’d like to conduct, and how she’d just tried it the other day and it’s tricky.  And I was like, ‘Yeah, it’s tricky!’ You don’t just pick up an instrument and just play it, you know? You have to be patient.  To learn to conduct requires the same patience as learning to play an instrument, and a lot of hard work.  And certainly, with this wonderful diversity, everybody has a chance in this orchestra.  And we’ll see what they want to do with their lives and careers from here, but they’ll remember this experience forever. That’s what I’m convinced of.”