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William Conway, COE Principal Cello

William Conway (Principal)

“Nothing compares with the first concert we did with Claudio when he stepped on to the podium at the last moment to conduct the fledgling COE in Mozart’s 29th Symphony. I can still feel the frisson, the magic, the joy he spread throughout the Orchestra and the audience. My first encounter with him was with the ECYO when as a teenager from Glasgow I found myself playing Mahler 6 with him conducting at the Concertgebouw Hall in Amsterdam, truly a life-changing experience. Thank you, Claudio, for everything you gave us.”