Conductor is not Followed – Then What?
Date: January 8, 2016
If a piano accompanist does not do well with following the conductor’s gestures of tempo and dynamics, how should the conductor approach the pianist and help work with the accompanist to become better at following conductors?
I am both a piano accompanist and a conductor, but I am not always sure how to approach accompanists when he/she does not follow a conductor. I know that it is sometimes not easy to follow a conductor especially if the music is challenging or if the conductor is in a place which is hard for the piano player to see. However, it is crucial for the pianist to follow the conductor.
Thank you in advance for your help.
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