The Playful Musician

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Summary

An entertaining conversation with conductor Martin Majkut, Music Director of the Rogue Valley Symphony in Ashland, Oregon, and the Queens Symphony Orchestra in New York.

Martin shares his experience growing up in Czechoslovakia during the Velvet Revolution, his journey as a musician and conductor, his practice formula and how he incorporates play into rehearsals, performances and conducting.

Show Notes

Martin Majkut is a world class conductor and human being. He’s lived through a revolution, has two PhDs, can sing, play piano and inspires orchestras to deliver exciting, polished and powerful performances. He’s the Music Director of the Rogue Valley Symphony in Ashland, Oregon, and the Queens Symphony Orchestra in New York.

Martin shares his experience growing up in Czechoslovakia during the Velvet Revolution, his journey as a musician and conductor, his practice formula and how he incorporates play into rehearsals, performances and conducting.

All recordings by Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra, including: Beethoven Symphony no. 9 in D minor, Op.125, movement 4, "O Fruende nicht diese Töne(Ode to Joy)"; Wagner: Tristan un Isolde:Prelude; Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 4 in F minor, Op. 36, movement 2: Andantino modo di canzona.

What is The Playful Musician?

The Playful Musician dives deep into a musician’s journey, techniques and influences. From the first instrument they played to how they prepare for big concerts or recordings to how they find joy in the long practice hours, this podcast reveals the beautiful, and peculiar, details of an artist’s journey.
Whether you’re an aspiring musician looking for inspiration, a seasoned pro trying to find new techniques, or just a fan of the musical process, you’re going to love this podcast.