Ask Gil Shaham a question!

September 22, 2005 at 11:38 PM · Hi,

Just thought I'd share an interesting opportunity with you: the Philharmonia Orchestra in London has arranged for the legendary violinist Gil Shaham to answer questions posted in their forum. A great opportunity for anyone here to get the answers from one of the world`s top soloists!

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Replies (11)

September 23, 2005 at 02:07 AM · That is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

September 23, 2005 at 02:29 AM · Aww, I thought maybe he was coming to this website.

September 23, 2005 at 12:44 PM · Good point, Emily. Someone should ask him why he does not post here.

September 23, 2005 at 06:22 PM · probably because he's libel to get ripped on by someone struggling through Accolay, as seems to be the norm here.

September 23, 2005 at 07:31 PM · No, some people just won't talk to you unless they're paid to. Unfortunate fact of life #1001.

September 24, 2005 at 03:27 AM · Hey Pieter, there's nothing wrong with Accolay ^_^

I think it would be supremely hilarious to see that happen. I doubt that Gil Shaham would be offended so much as amused. It's so bizarre it's funny...though I might see it differently if I was as good as Gil Shaham and some upstart was flaming me >_<

September 24, 2005 at 04:29 AM · Jo, it does happen more or less.

Jim, if you had a touring schedual and many obligations you wouldn't have the time. If there are 100 people in the room, and one of them is famous, there are only so many peopel the famous person can talk to. Unfortunately for us mere mortals, time is a finite resource. It's not because Shaham is a snob that he wouldn't come to a place like this, it is because he might not know about it. Same thing as if you were one of the 100 people in the room with a famous person and you didnt get to speak with him. Now, if you were tugging on his arm and pleading to have a moment and you were refused, then you could perhaps throw around the tired anti capitalist barb and it would be understood, if not condoned. I doubt that he'd be like that.

September 24, 2005 at 04:35 AM · Who's anti-capitalist? And he's doin' that cause they're payin' him. Get it?

September 24, 2005 at 07:26 AM · While I don't want to get beside the point, you're talking about the same man who started his own record label so that he could record whatever he wants (he wants to do the Faure sonatas which DG said are economically unviable). Seeing as classical albums sell pathetically in comparrison to pop already, I would not be quick to label someone who spent hours a day in a practice room, like thousands of others with little to no guarantee of financial success. Anyone who tries the violin as a means of getting rich is either stupid or insanely talented.

September 24, 2005 at 08:21 AM · Dude you aren't following me. Later 'gator.

September 24, 2005 at 02:53 PM · Hi,

Jim, I doubt that it is about the money. I met Mr. Shaham a couple of times, and he's not that kind of person.

Joseph, that would neither be funny or amusing in any way, but actually shameful. There is already enough of a lack of respect of concertizing violinists on this site that a direct attack would probably just be flabbergasting...


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