Episode 161: Martin West

Martin West discusses his childhood start in music, his studies in music and mathematics, and his “sink-or-swim” debut as a ballet orchestra conductor at English National Ballet. Also included are his conducting teacher’s connection to Dmitri Shostakovich, preparations for the Company’s upcoming Paris tour, and the orchestra’s activities outside of the pit, such as the CD recordings done at Skywalker Ranch.

Header Image: Martin West conducts the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra // © Brandon Patoc

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