GABOR: A Manchester Welcome
Posted on September 21, 2011
The City of Manchester has officially welcomed Manchester Camerata’s new Music Director,
|Wednesday 21 September saw the City of Manchester officially welcome Camerata’s new Music Director Gábor Takács-Nagy at a special event at the Town Hall.
Gábor conducted the orchestra for a specially invited audience to mark the start of his tenure as Music Director.
The gathering was addressed by the Leader of Manchester City Council, Sir Richard Leese, Chairman of the Board of Manchester Camerata Geoffrey Schindler OBE and of course by the man himself, Gábor Takács-Nagy.
|Hear a podcast of the event at the Town Hall in Manchester as the City officially welcomes the great Hungarian musician Gábor Takács-Nagy.|
Gábor Takács-Nagy, Music Director, Manchester Camerata
“I am so happy with my friends in the Orchestra, they play so well and they understand me so quickly, I can hardly wait to start our season. I am very happy to be here and to be accepted in this beautiful hall. I am touched by everything, and love Manchester more!”
Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council.
“With Gabor you just have to say his name and let him do his thing. But i guess if I had to describe him and he wasn’t there, I would say he’s one of the most intuitive, charismatic and perceptive musicians I have ever come across who goes straight to the heart of the music.”
Vicky Rosin, Deputy Chief Executive of Manchester City Council
“Each time I’ve heard him speak he moves me, so I find him an inspirational character, and I think if you are a business man or a sports professional or a leader of an orchestra you have to be inspirational, so it’s great to have such an inspiring man at the helm of such an important orchestra. “