About Our Conductor
Gunnar Sahlin, cellist, received his BA with a focus on Art History, English and Musicology from the Universities of Uppsala and
In 1979-80 Sahlin studied at Juilliard School of Music in
In 2003 Sahlin became the conductor of the Fairfield County Symphony Society.
“In this ensemble I try to combine a great deal of fun music making with some instructional aspects. We always start with different scales and bowing exercises for about ten minutes. Then we pick and choose from our repertory library. Often we read string quartets, but sometimes we invite wind players and play symphonies. The positive atmosphere in the group is palpable, and I always welcome constructive suggestions, such as playing the same piece a couple of weeks in a row so those who want to practice their parts can do so. The most satisfying aspect for me is noticing constant musical improvement. Don’t be afraid to come and try us out. Should you want to come without your instrument the first time, you are welcome to listen. And we do welcome listeners at any time.”
Gunnar Sahlin and soloist Shotaro Mori. December 17, 2017.
Suzanne Corey-Sahlin and Gunnar Sahlin.