One-word interview: Dan Shilladay, viola

It’s Dan’s turn in day three of our player interviews.

Dan Shilladay (Photo: Belinda Lawley)

Photo: Belinda Lawley

In one word only…

How would you describe yourself?
Quixotic

What do you love most about music?
Ineffability

Which body part could you stand to lose?
Head (I wouldn’t miss it)

What’s the best advice you can offer another musician?
Listen!

What does the Berkeley Ensemble mean to you?
Camaraderie

Where in the world would you like to be right now?
Here

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘extraordinary’?
Other string players’ intonation

What is your favourite word?
Discombobulate

Train, plane or automobile?
(Steam) train

What is your favourite key?
B-flat

Who composed the last piece you played/practised?
Rameau

Who do you most admire?
Clement Attlee

What is your preferred post-concert drink?
Gin and tonic

Pick a note, any note…
B-sharp

 

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