Unleash the ’Gong boy

2020 marks 30 years of Richard Tognetti as Artistic Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

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(ACO: Andrew Quilty)
Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti at home, in Manly, Sydney.

Unleash the ’Gong boy

Richard Tognetti has been staying up until 3am — not with jet lag, not rehearsing, not in post-performance celebrations. Tognetti is up reinventing his orchestra.

June should have seen the Australian Chamber Orchestra playing Mahler’s Song of the Earth and preparing for the debut of one of Tognetti’s own compositions.  Then, plot twist: COVID-19. The tide went out.

In this interview specially commissioned by the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Kate Holden speaks to Richard Tognetti about his 30 years leading the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the crisis that has forced him to reinvent again.

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