Joining Netty in the latest episode is Václav Luks, who is currently conducting Handel's Semele with the OAE at Glyndebourne. We travel back in time with Václav to an era when libraries and photocopy machines were the norm. He shares his passion for mountaineering, survival instincts, and taking a leap of faith in the Baroque world.

Conductor, director, harpsichordist, horn player and musicologist Václav Luks shares how his love for nature and focus on emotion and intuition have shaped his musicianship. He reflects on his experience with the OAE and emphasises the significance of establishing a connection and understanding the nuances of an orchestra. Václav also talks of his younger self, which can inspire us all.

Tea with Netty is the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s podcast hosted by viola player Annette Isserlis (Netty). Over a cuppa (or something a little stronger…), Netty chats with a variety of conductors, players and other guests as she ‘spills the tea’ on the side of classical music you don’t normally hear.

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