At last! The long delayed (several months) podcast interview series with Columbus Symphony musicians continues!
Fresh off the press, this interview features Columbus Symphony violinist Robert Firdman. Robert's unfailing spirit and ironic sense of humor come through. Among other things, we discussed the life-changing physical challenges which almost ended his playing career about 10 years ago. You'll also hear some of Robert's playing, both in the beginning and end of the interview.
On Robert's Facebook profile, he describes himself with his notably dry humor: "Irritated and opinionated New Yorker meets easy going and Naive Midwesterner."
Here is Robert's Bio:
Robert Firdman graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Performance and Literature and studied with Donald Weilerstein and Charles Castleman. Before joining the Columbus Symphony, he was an associate member of the Rochester Philharmonic under the direction of David Zinman and was also concertmaster of the National Orchestral Association in New York City which performed numerous times in Carnegie Hall.
Mr Firdman has been an adjunct violin teacher at Ohio Weslyan University and Kenyon College. He also has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Dublin and was a member of the Carpe Diem String Quartet and performs regularly with The Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra.
Recently, Mr Firdman performed Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra and went to Bonefro, Italy as a coach and yoga instructor with Chamber Music Connection.