England’s record batsman: ‘Playing in an orchestra taught me to concentrate’
May 31, 2016 by norman lebrecht
The England cricket captain Alistair Cook scored his 10,000th Test run yesterday, the first Englisman to do so and faster than anyone in history.
As a boy he sang in the St Paul’s Cathedral choir (2nd left from Kiri in the pic) and played in the school orchestra.
Here’s what he said about his musical background:
‘The musical training taught me to focus my mind, before playing in an orchestra taught me how to truly concentrate. If you miss your moment in an orchestra, there is no forgiving.’
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