Cleveland’s Plain Dealer has been running “Meet the Musicians of the Cleveland Orchestra,” a regular column featuring individual musicians of the Cleveland Orchestra, which is currently performing at the Blossom Music Festival, the orchestra’s regular summer home. Among musicians profiled to date are principal flutist Joshua Smith, violinists Miho Hashizume and Chul-In Park, and assistant principal bass Kevin Switalski. In the columns, musicians respond to questions about why they chose their instruments, their greatest passion other than classical music, and how they reply when someone says to them that classical music is dying. The entries began on June 25 with first associate concertmaster Peter Otto.
Posted July 30, 2014