David Chatwin, Principal Bassoon of the BBC Philharmonic for 44 years (1972-2016), is here interviewed by Mark Heron.
In 1977 David joined the teaching staff at the Royal Northern College of Music. His playing career has included at least 50 foreign tours, 250 CDs and over 40 seasons of Royal Albert Hall Proms. He had the honour of representing the BBC Philharmonic in a World Chamber Orchestra with players from Berlin, Vienna, New York and London Philharmonic orchestras amongst many others. The BBC Philharmonic Wind Ensemble was formed by David and he has also conducted and coached several youth orchestras including The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and The Queensland Youth Orchestra. He has been Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser of The Chester Philharmonic Orchestra since 1991 and appointed conductor of The High Peak Orchestra in 2017. More about David here.
In this interview, David shares his thoughts on what wind players need from conductors, the instruments in the wind section, dealing with intonation, working in a BBC orchestra, working with early-career conductors, and much more.
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