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Posted at 11:20 AM on November 10, 2008 by Gillian Martin (1 Comments)

Cellist Steven Isserlis is performing with the Minnesota Orchestra this weekend in two venues: Orchestra Hall, as you might expect, and the Cathedral of St. Paul, which you might not.

Isserlis is one of those rare artists who has a website that actually tells you something about what sort of person he is. Find it here.

From the website, here is a list of things not to say to him after the concert:
1) "Good job"
2) "I can't understand why there was such a small audience"
3) "Why DO you play on gut strings?"
4) "Nothing to do with your playing - but I didn't like the piece"
5) "How are you?" (with not one word about the concert just played).

Comments (1)

As someone who rarely is acknowledged for the high-quality work I do day after day in my profession, I would be thrilled to have someone tell me "Good job."

Posted by Lisa | November 12, 2008 11:40 AM