20. King Charles III Played the Cello

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Cellists are excited to see a cellist rise to the throne: When he was Prince of Wales he enjoyed playing in orchestras, seeing ballets and other classical performing arts productions. In June this year he became the Patron of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and we hope to see more of this kind of appreciation from HRH. Read more in the show notes at accelerandocast.com

19. Albert Einstein Played the Violin

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The great Physicist who gave us E=mc2 says that his love of Mozart played a key role in his cognitive development. Some people say he was playing Mozart in his head while scribbling formulas that lead to the theory of relativity. So proof that music is relevant in a world of STEM. Today Accelerando explores the great Artur Schnabel who brought the teachings of Beethoven to a group of pianists who spread the knowledge to musicians all around the world. Music has the power to spark creativity, and its time to include Art as the fifth hammer of education. Read more in the show notes at accelerandocast.com

18. Building your Audience with Permission Marketing

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Promoting yourself has become a requirement in today’s market, no matter what you do. We all have social media accounts , but as a musician seeking to get noticed by promoters and arts organizations we need to have a following-people willing to pay to see you play. This episode will help you get started down the road of marketing, and talks about permission marketing- a tool developed in this century. Read more in the show notes at accelerandocast.com

17. CMU: Hornbostel, Carnegie, and the College of Fine Arts, with Riccardo Schulz

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The campus of Carnegie Mellon University was designed by Henry Hornbostel- his lavish Beaux Arts architecture gives the university a setting worthy of ivy league status, even though it started as a vocational or technical institution, Carnegie Tech. Andrew Carnegie built free libraries with concert halls throughout the county, and of course Carnegie Hall in New York City. Hornbostel and Carnegie’s combined legacies set the conversation today between Riccardo and Paula, focusing on the concert halls in the Pittsburgh area. Read more in the show notes at accelerandocast.com

16. Madame Moneyball

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Using data to track and analyze business in some unusual places- that’s what the book and movie Moneyball are about. In this episode we look at some numbers at the Pittsburgh Opera by sorting out the traditional “hits” and the newer programs that make opera relevant in today’s world. Or maybe it’s just a numbers game. Read more in the show notes at accelerandocast.com

15. A Symphony of Scientists

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Symphonies get one thing right: they’re organized. Maybe they’re the most synchronized organizations on the planet. Maybe they can show the planet how to get organized around the subject of climate change. We have to try everything. This month The Carbon Almanac was released; a project and a book organized by Seth Godin. This episode joins the conversation, encouraging all listeners to do the same. Read more in the show notes at accelerandocast.com

14. The Piano Story: Part 2. A Winner Revealed with Rodrigo Ojeda

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Rodrigo Ojeda is a Venezualian born pianist who moved to Pittsburgh to study at CMU. When Patricia Jennings retired from the Pittsburgh Symphony as the orchestral pianist, Rodrigo stepped into the piano position. He was one of three pianists that helped choose the brand new concerto Steinway this year. Rodrigo joined Yefim Bronfim in New York, while Emanuel Ax got to make the final decision in Pittsburgh. Read more in the show notes at accelerandocast.com

13. Unless you’re Horowitz

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Musicians, actors and athletes, or anyone who performs knows about the struggle to overcome nerves. We can learn from athletes how to get focus and flow. Read more in the show notes at accelerandocast.com

12. About that Copyright

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Restricting use of music has been around probably since music was first invented or composed. A visit to the Music Archives in the Library of Congress inspired this episode. Read more in the show notes at accelerandocast.com

11. Gigging Entrepreneurs

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Savvy musicians can market themselves like tech start-ups: marketing with low costs while harnessing all the years of practice as an investment. In this episode we look at various ways classical musicians make a living, and some creative ways to make your mark. Read more in the show notes at accelerandocast.com