High On The Schmooze Factor

“Oundjian, who has conducted the TSO three times since 1998, beat out 100 other candidates for the post. Though he’s an established musician – he played first violinist in the famed Tokyo String Quartet for 14 years – Oundjian is a relative newcomer to conducting, having taken it up seven years ago when a repetitive strain injury forced him to abandon the violin.”