Of Note: A Young Conductor Explores the Works of Ravel

Aug 15, 2018

Kazem Abdullah began playing classical music at 10, but his real passion was always how the pieces of an orchestra can contribute to a whole. Now at 38, he has been following his passion for conducting for nearly ten years.

"The variety of the repertoire that one can study and perform is vast and great as a conductor," says Abdullah. "You have close contacts in a wide variety of art forms."

He's since conducted orchestras the world over, enough to recognize the idiosyncracies of classical music culture around the globe. Formerly the head conductor of the Aachen Symphony Orchestra, Abdullah joined Katy Henriksen for an interview to discuss his winding career path and the release of his last recording in Aachen, a live production of Maurice Ravel's Daphnis & Chloe.  

Listen to the full interview as featured on Of Note with Katy Henriksen via the streaming link above.