Montreal musicians hit back at Andras Schiffmain
The backlash continues after last week’s ‘major incident’.
‘I don’t think he is a professional conductor,’ said OSM concertmaster Richard Roberts. He is not trained to be a conductor and he is doing things that are difficult to conduct and difficult to play, in particular the Bartók…. A lot of people were insulted by his language and the way he addressed the orchestra.’
‘He may have the greatest ideas musically,’ said violinist Marc Béliveau. ‘But he is unable to show them with his hands.’
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