JOINT MUSIC FESTIVAL EVENT
Practical, humorous and profound advice for aspiring musicians of all ages. Steven Isserlis discusses how Robert Schumann was far ahead of his time, not least in his attitude to children and young people; his Advice for Young Musicians, originally created to accompany his famous Album for the Young, remains as relevant today as when it was written. Steven Isserlis adds his own extensive commentary to Schumann’s words of wisdom.
Steven Isserlis is a British cellist who enjoys a unique and distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician, educator, author and broadcaster. As a concerto soloist he appears regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, and gives recitals every season in major musical centres. As a chamber musician, he has curated series for many of the world’s most famous festivals and venues, including the Wigmore Hall, the 92nd St Y in New York, Zankel Halls, and the Salzburg and Verbier festivals. Steven Isserlis’ books for children, translated into many languages, include Why Beethoven Threw the Stew and Why Handel Waggled his Wig.