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Friday, July 14, 2006

Prague Spring 1995 & 2000

These photos were taken while I was living in Prague and working at the National Theater. In 1995, I conducted Janacek's "Taras Bulba" and Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" in the Prague Spring conducting competition, and I was awarded Honorary Mention.

I was a semi-finalist again in the Prague Spring competition in 2000 conducting "Taras Bulba" again as well as Mahler's 1st Symphony. It was such an honor to be able to conduct in the beautiful Rudolfinum and especially to work with the Czech Radio Orchestra.

The photo by the piano was taken in the conductor's dressing room of the Rudolfinum, and in the background you can see a photo of Sir Charles Mackerras on the wall.

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