I heard Eduardo Diazmuñoz in conversation with Christopher Lawrence on Classic FM this morning.
Eduardo was appointed as the Professor of Conducting and Music Director of the Conservatorium Orchestra at the University of Sydney in June this year.
Leonard Bernstein was one of Eduardo’s mentors. Christopher asked Eduardo what was the best piece of advice Leonard gave him. His answer had two parts:
1. Study the score, study the score, study the score.
2. Work with the orchestra to share the emotion of music with an audience. Music has no meaning without this emotion.
Conductor’s baton used by Felix Mendelssohn Bartoldy at Birmingham Town Hall, 1846 (Birmingham Museums and Art Galleries, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)