Contrabass Conversations double bass life

520: Leon Bosch on getting things done

Sept. 10, 2018

One of my all-time favorite podcast guests is Leon Bosch, and it was great to get a chance to sit down with him in person at the 2018 European Bass Congress and dig into some deep topics.  Leon is the former principal bass for Academy of St Martin in the Fields and has put out an astounding amount of albums and other projects since retiring from this group a few years ago.


This interview covers a lot of ground and is filled with useful information like:

  • Leon’s “accelerated learning” approach to practicing
  • daily routines
  • his research process on repertoire
  • conducting
  • balancing projects
  • how to accomplish projects of significance


…and much more!


We reference this recent MozartCircle feature on Leon, and it’s a great way to get a glimpse into the work that he’s doing.  Be sure to follow along with him on his website, and check out his past podcast appearance here!


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