How do you conduct a symphony orchestra? We asked one young conductor to take us through the basics
27 October 2017, 11:20
Santtu-Mathias Rouvali is Chief Conductor at the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in Sweden – and he’s only 30! He trained with Gustavo Dudamel and has already made a name for himself around the world. So we asked him to talk us through his trade.
Hi Santtu! So, first things first. How do you use the baton?
“This baton is meant to be the continuation of your hand. There’s no rule what the hand should do actually. The important thing is that you get yourself understood by the musicians.”