I knew at university that medicine was just not for me. I saved many lives by not being a doctor!
It's hard to find an emblem of cultural, national pride that burns as bright as Israel's success in classical music.
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.
In truth, I became a conductor because deep down I wanted to conduct Brahmss four symphonies and Richard Strausss tone poems.
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.
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.
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.
There are three orchestras in Munich, all world-quality, in a city of one million. Yet every hall is full.
Rock music is predictable, unless theres great talent involved.
I love rap because it talks about pain that comes authentically from the ghetto. It moves me.
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.
I am jealous of all those people who live on the shore of Dal Lake.
Indian hotels are doing well globally because they understand hospitality.
...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.
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