Cleveland Orchestra cellist: We all play with painmain
Brian Thornton has been a member of the Cleveland Orchestra since 1994.
A Dallas student of concentration-camp survivor Lev Aaronson, Brian is sensitised to the physical and emotional wellbeing of musicians. ‘He lost everything: belief in God, belief in people, all that was left to him was music.’
Brian says: ‘So many of us musicians play with pain– even if it’s the pain of not being able to express ourselves… Te majorit of cellists in my orchestra have had some kind of surgery associated with the cello.’
He talks to Zsolt Bognar in the latest edition of Living the Classical Life.
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