Case in point, Holly Mulcahy published an article at Neo Classical that examines what a concertmaster does. In addition to the typical duties and responsibilities, the post examines much of the unwritten requirements that go with the job.
“And here I thought all you did was walk out in pretty shoes and tune the orchestra!”
That patron’s statement caught me by surprise while I was explaining details of my job as concertmaster. It turns out many people don’t know much about what a concertmaster does!
In addition to offering up her own insights as Concertmaster of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, she elicits insights from fellow concertmasters across a diverse spectrum of orchestra budgets. The list includes David Kim (Philadelphia Orchestra), Nurit Bar-Josef (National Symphony), Frank Almond (Milwaukee Symphony), Emmanuelle Boisvert, Former Concertmaster Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Associate Concertmaster, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Violetta Todorova (Fort Wayne Philharmonic).