Podcast: In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr – Concertmaster, pt. 2

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David Danzmayr(Photo: Photo: Rick Buchanan)
David Danzmayr(Photo: Photo: Rick Buchanan)

Conductor Leonard Slatkin had this to say about the Concertmaster:

“The concertmaster has to establish with the music director a consistent method of bowing, phrasing and overall sound, which in turn is conveyed to the string section, who make up the majority of the players in an orchestra.”

There is more to the Concertmaster’s job than just playing “all of the really tough solos.”  In our second look at the Concertmaster’s position, ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr begins to describe in more detail the role played by the person sitting at the front of the violin section.