It really is quite simple: knowledge has no meaning if it is not spread. It’s the first reason why I created Pass-the-baton: to help other conductors in their technical challenges by sharing my own experience.
But I can’t be one thing only: I’m also a composer. In fact, composing was the first thing I’ve ever done in music, way before approaching conducting. I have a predilection for the human voice and for poetry (and, naturally, for opera), so if that’s what you’re after, take a look at these works.
Neither conducting or composing would be very successful without one key element: curiosity. Which is what makes me look for rare and unusual pieces to add to my music room.
What are you looking for?
Conducting tips and how-to, plenty of articles and a full video course created for iClassical-Academy.
All of the above are internal to this website. I’ve also compiled a list of resources for conductors and composers that includes books, online score archives, broadcast recordings, and manuscripts.
A FREE video series with an analysis of structure, phrasing, and, of course, conducting tips of repertoire works: from Mozart to Brahms, from Beethoven to Debussy. A new episode every week!
Over the past few years, I’ve increased the number of articles, published works, and created a video course on conducting technique. This is not about bragging, rather about the joy that I get from learning that I could make your day better. And yes, comments like these make it all worth it:
“These articles and the course helped me a lot in understanding what conductors can do. There is so much more than what we are usually taught!”
“I loved your ‘Wind among the Reeds’. I closed my eyes & I was in a forest on a warm spring morning”
A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
– Leopold Stokowski
A walk in the score
...digging a bit deeper
From Schumann to De Falla, a closer look at some scores, with musical analysis and historical background.
Thoughts on music, and music related facts, reviews, open letters, and whatever does not fit anywhere else.