Heidi Gutekunst featured in the Finnish book “Puikoissa”

Teppo Ali-Mattila’s book “Puikoissa” explores why so many Finnish conductors are internationally successful Two decades ago, in a post-concert event Teppo Ali-Mattila was publicly interviewing the conductor, Okko Kamu, and asked:  “Why have so many Finnish conductors become internationally successful?”. Kamu responded by saying that many Finnish conductors often have played in an orchestra themselves … Continued

Things are always in transition

Leaving home and coming home – its a recurring theme for me at the moment as I write this I’m sitting in the garden of my brothers house in rural Essex, a place where I was brought up till I was eighteen until I went away to university in the north of England. Since then … Continued