How to practice in the pool

How to practice in the pool


norman lebrecht

July 12, 2019

This is the Polish flute professor, Krzysztof Maciej Kaczka.

His technique is called Kaczkaesque.



  • Adam Stern says:

    If he attempts it while playing Baroque literature, he should use the Bachstroke.

  • Mayuko says:

    Here is a master class of conducting in a pool.

  • In Yiddish/Polish a “kachka” is a duck….

  • anon says:

    Chlorine reacts with nickel, silver, gold. I hope his flute is made of glass.

  • Petros Linardos says:

    Another episode of “classical gimmicks that ensure lots of exposure on social media”.

  • colleague says:

    Oh, Herr professor!?!? Studied with him in Munich. Always the loudest person at the dormitory, ego as high as anything – in one word, drag queen.. not surprising he didn’t do much better than Gouangszhou (or whatever) orchestra..

    • anon says:

      1) It’s 2019, drag queen is not an insult, Guangzhou is not an insult…

      2) Is it normal to share a dorm with one’s professors? No wonder so much stuff goes on in the classical music world…

    • prestovivace says:

      High ego is always a sign of mediocrity.

  • Adam Stern says:

    Perhaps he should have played the POOL-enc Flute Sonata…

  • fflambeau says:

    Sex assault king, Epstein, would love this. Imagine:

    “Let me hold your flute in the water.”

  • Stereo says:

    Probably get bored with the Water Music!!