Orchestral Excerpt Insights: Stefán Höskuldsson on Rossini

Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson, principal flute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, guides listeners through his interpretation of Rossini’s famous melodies from the William Tell Overture and shares his wisdom about how to prepare these multi-faceted orchestral excerpts.

“Auditions are difficult because of the context they're in," he says. "However, it's still all about music and playing for people and inspiring people.

"So know your material inside out, backwards and forwards — then take the stage like a star.”

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