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When pianists try to conduct

Here's what happens when pianists turn their hand to conducting

Conductor V4r

10 tips for becoming a great conductor

Marin Alsop and Catherine Bott

‘If someone says “I can’t get used to women conductors”, at least I know what I’m dealing with’: Marin Alsop

What conductors really mean

15 things your conductor says vs. what they REALLY mean

Santtu-Matias Rouvali

How do you conduct a symphony orchestra? We asked one young conductor to take us through the basics

Herbert Blomstedt

This is how Beethoven can change your life – we meet the legendary conductor Herbert Blomstedt

The Most Influential Musicians from the last 25 ye

These are the 7 most influential musicians from the last 25 years

Cinderella Conductor

A conductor stopped half way through a performance of Cinderella to do some karaoke

conductor real definition

These perfectly normal words have very different meanings for musicians

Bernstein Triangles

Watch Leonard Bernstein conduct a frustrating rehearsal with the triangle section

musician every day tips

10 extremely simple things musicians can do every day to make life a little easier

7 year old conducts orchestra

A 7-year-old with leukaemia was given his dream job - conducting a symphony orchestra

relaxed conductor bolero

This is absolutely how you should conduct Ravel’s Bolero

Lee Mills baton

Conductor drops his baton mid-Tchaikovsky - recovers like an absolute pro

riccardo muti chopin naples

This is what happens when one of the world’s greatest conductors stumbles across a public piano

bernstein berates trumpet section

Leonard Bernstein arguing with his trumpet section shows what a perfectionist he was

Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla

Mirga Grazinyte Tyla: why CBSO’s new music director is so awesome

mariss jansons birthday surprise

Maestro Mariss Jansons was given an almighty and heartwarming birthday surprise from his orchestra