and now to conducting

On leaving the LSO in 1979, and following eight years of conducting studies with Maestro Sergiu Celibidache (1912-1996) , it was obvious that there would be a gradual movement away from playing the violin to conducting.

 It was during the eight years from 1978 to 1986 that I gave all my available non-working time to studying conducting and Phenomenology of Music with Celibidache, and have now conducted throughout the world many of the leading orchestras.

Seen on left conducting the Camerata, a leading Greek chamber orchestra, in their fine home the Megaron or Athens Concert Hall. The programme included the Bruckner String Symphony, my realisation of the String Quintet, a work which so impressed me, both because of the Gabrieli Quartet period when it was performed in its original form several times, and because of the many memorable performances of the symphonies given by Bruckner specialist and mentor, Celibidache.