Strings Attached

My name is Asaf Maoz and I am a professional musician. In this podcast I’m hosting various people for an intimate conversation about their career journey and lessons learned through their professional path. Together we try to see if there are parallel ideas between their field of expertise and the world of music.

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Thursday Mar 02, 2023

Making changes in life is hard. leaving a job in the Berlin Philharmonic is even harder! 
Ori Kam made this transition from an all star orchestra to a top level string quartet - Jerusalem quartet. 
We talk about the difference between a large ensemble and a small one,  what is the pressure level like in the Berlin Phil, what does he love about the intimacy of the string quartet.
 
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Music in this episode is performed and recorded by the Toscanini string quartet. 

#11 - Living the dream?

Thursday Feb 09, 2023

Thursday Feb 09, 2023

I have been playing the violin since I was a child, checking off all the right boxes till I got the coveted orchestra job. In this episode I am talking to my friends whom I have known for years about their path and do they love playing in an orchestra. 
My guests are - Yoonshin Song - concertmaster of Houston Symphony,
Alexandros Sakarellos - Detroit symphony,
Filip Fenrych - Falls symphony,
Jeff Dyrda - Winnipeg symphony,
Vivek Jayaraman - the Florida orchestra
 
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Music in this episode is courtesy of the Verbier festival and is performed by the Verbier festival chamber orchestra, conducted by Gabor Takacs. 
 
 

Thursday Jan 26, 2023

Blythe and Martin Engstroem are a unique couple, there are a few years of age difference between them, She is a musician and he is the head of the Verbier Festival in the Swiss alps. Somehow together they manage to combine work and family life together, pushing this 30 years old festival forward, to create and manage the musical dreams of many more generations to come.
 
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Music in this episode is courtesy of the Verbier festival and is performed by the Verbier festival chamber orchestra, conducted by Gabor Takacs. 
 
 

Thursday Jan 12, 2023

Dietmar Mueller - Elmau is the owner of the magical Schloss Elmau luxury hotel in Germany. We speak about the differences between hime and his grand father from whom he inherited the hotel, about the war in Russia and the energy crisis and mainly about the importance of music in our lives. 
 
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Tuesday Dec 27, 2022

There are a few people I can say for a fact that they influenced and challenged me to become a better musician. Gabor Takacs-Nagy is one of them! 
After having a successful career as a violinist in the world renowned Takacs quartet, Gabor had to leave the violin because of physical issues in his hand. This led to a beautiful and fruitful career as a conductor.
We talk about dealing with fears, team player vs solo person and how does he keep being so positive. 
 
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music in the episode is performed by the Verbier festival chamber orchestra and is courtesy of the Verbier Festival.

Thursday Dec 08, 2022

When Brendan Kane and I recorded this conversation a few months ago he was just a guest visiting Tel Aviv. In the mean time he moved here and got the principal bass player of the Israel Phil orchestra position. 
we talk about choosing the bass as an instrument, how did he prepare for his Met audition and can one teach to be a Groovy classical bass player?
 
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Bass solo in the episode played by Brendan Kane is recorded for this podcast. 

Thursday Nov 24, 2022

Hagar Ben Ari is a fantastic electric bass player. She is on prime time TV since many years as a Bass player on the James Corden show. She's a roll model for many women and speaks freely about being an only women in a men dominant environment. We talked about what's the Bass part in the band, why does she think that the bass is actually very feminine and what are her plans for the future.
 
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Thursday Nov 03, 2022

Herve Boissière is the head and founder of medici.tv
Thanks to his vision (and a bit of luck as he says) he founded a streaming service of classical music which became the standard of the way we consume concerts nowadays and in a way was ahead of its time. 
We talk about his passion for music, His adoration for musicians and what are his plans for the future.
Herve shares an advice I think I will try to implement in my daily life.
 
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Thursday Oct 20, 2022

How difficult is it to tell a story? an honest one that reflects the truth of all its participants. 
I sat down with Dina Kraft, an experienced  journalist (New York Times, Haaretz, Christian Science monitor) and tried to figure out how does she manage to bring to life different stories with her words.
Dina tells a few heart wrenching stories that bring both of us to tears.
 
I would love to dedicate this episode to my friend Josh Mitnick - Husband, father and a journalist who passed last year. much too soon.
 
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Thursday Oct 06, 2022

Sometimes it takes an open mic to have an interesting conversation with a friend. I had such a pleasure talking to my friend Ari Vilhjalmsson. Ari is a wonderful violin player from Iceland who moved a few years ago to Tel Aviv.
we spםלק about his interesting heritage, his story of getting to know Björk and what's it like for him to live in Tel Aviv. 
I am happy to shine a spotlight on a musician and a friend I think you should know.
 
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My name is Asaf Maoz and I am a professional musician. In this podcast I’m hosting various people for an intimate conversation about their career journey and lessons learned through their professional path.
Together we try to see if there are parallel ideas between their field of expertise and the world of music.

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