Podcast: In the Key of ‘D’anzmayr – Concertmaster, pt. 2
Conductor Leonard Slatkin had this to say about the Concertmaster:
“The concertmaster has to establish with the music director a consistent method of bowing, phrasing and overall sound, which in turn is conveyed to the string section, who make up the majority of the players in an orchestra.â€
There is more to the Concertmasterâ€™s job than just playing â€œall of the really tough solos.â€Â In our second look at the Concertmasterâ€™s position, ProMusica Music Director David Danzmayr begins to describe in more detail the role played by the person sitting at the front of the violin section.