Cristian Măcelaru: Returning to the place where it started

Cristian Măcelaru: Returning to the place where it started


[Music] Interlochen was the place where this started for me. It was the first place where I played in a really great orchestra. I learned so much. On every level. Not just music, academics. And on every aspect. It was the first place where I really had unbelievable training. It made me feel like everything really was mine to have. Because everything was available. [Applause ] [Music] It always should feel a little bit like you are… You know you’re trying to force the Sun to come up, right? Bum…Bum…Bum…Bing…Bum…Bing… Like you’re looking for… you’re searching… for it, yeah? [Music] I see my role as less of a guiding force in trying to teach them how to play their instruments or how to
play in the ensemble and more trying to help them get in touch with what is it that music tries to communicate and the essence of it. [Trumpet playing] [Trumpet continues] I feel like you’re trying to play really loud, and you’re running out of air. Which is why, you know, opposite from yesterday now you’re hurrying up a little bit, yeah? Don’t.
This is supposed to be actually just like a distant memory. You know? You’re reminiscing upon something that
was very tragic, right? But you’re trying to comfort yourself. So, you’re singing to yourself. I invest my time and my efforts in coming back to Interlochen, to WYSO,
because it’s both a place where I get to be recharged with incredible energy… But at the same time I want to share back what I have learned, what I’ve received, to be able to inspire another generation of musicians to take the same leap of faith if I could call it this way. [Music] Being involved in the arts it’s not really a glamorous life but it’s a meaningful life. It’s an incredibly poignant and special kind of joy that you gain from being an artist. For being inside the art. That it’s… I… I just want to encourage other people to do it because I think it’s really worth having. [Applause]

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