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El Sistema meets Emilia Hoving

How do you become a conductor? Kids from El Sistema Södertälje ask questions – and get answers from conductor Emilia Hoving.

In conjunction with a recording of the performance of Trills and Dragon Ears at Konserthuset, kids from Hovsjö in Södertälje were invited for a conversation via Zoom.

They were very curious and Emilia Hoving answered questions about the role of the conductor: How does conducting work? How do you become a conductor? Is it difficult to keep an orchestra together? Are conductors rich?

Emilia Hoving (born in 1994) studied conducting at the Sibelius-Academy in Helsinki. She first attracted widespread international attention in 2019 when she took over concerts with the Finnish Radio Symphony at very short notice.

  • Filmed in February 2021.
  • The video is approximately six minutes.
  • Subtitles in English and Swedish is activated by using the CC control in the video player.

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