We told you earlier this week about the Sydney Symphony violist who job-swapped with a mate in the Concertgebouw.
What about the Dutchman, Jeroen Quint, who took her seat Down Under? Got the better part of the deal, right?
Not so. Read on:
Not all is easy here. The Sydney humidity has an impact on how I produce sound on my instrument (although I personally don’t mind sweating a little bit as a price for all the sunshine we get in return). My dear Poggi viola seems quite happy with the weather, but her strings and the hair of my bow are less forgiving. One must develop a way to deal with surprises like ever-changing tension and (lack of) responsiveness.
Anyone had the same problem?