It's hard to find an emblem of cultural, national pride that burns as bright as Israel's success in classical music.
I knew at university that medicine was just not for me. I saved many lives by not being a doctor!
Although I am flexible and ready to take advice, I can't carry an umbrella of thoughts over my head that would distract me and affect my music making.
In truth, I became a conductor because deep down I wanted to conduct Brahmss four symphonies and Richard Strausss tone poems.
In this art form, in any art form, generalities are useless.
I feel that the critic and music director should have such a good relationship they can pick up the phone and call each other any time.
There are three orchestras in Munich, all world-quality, in a city of one million. Yet every hall is full.
A woman's life in the orchestra is not as long as a man's; she is just not as good at 60 as a man is at 60.
I love rap because it talks about pain that comes authentically from the ghetto. It moves me.
Rock music is predictable, unless theres great talent involved.
I am jealous of all those people who live on the shore of Dal Lake.
Essentially, the [New York] Philharmonic is just like any other orchestra-they all have the spirit of kids, and if you scratch away a little of the fatigue and cynicism, out comes a 17-year-old music student again, full of wonder, exuberance and a tremendous love of music.
...Ori Kam is an outstanding violist who has already played as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra twice, much to our delight and satisfaction, and has availed himself with distinction.
New York is really the place to be; to go to New York, you're going to the center of the world, the lion's den.
Indian hotels are doing well globally because they understand hospitality.
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