내가 단원들을 위해서 10분 이내에 쓴 연설문이다.
Brendon Cho, that is my name. I am 34 years old, married, and have 3 children. I came to Australia in June 1994 with my parents when I was 18. I finished my high school, university and MBA in Australia.
Just for the avoidance of doubt, I have no association with classical music academically none whatsoever – in terms of me graduating from a music school or ability to play a musical instrument (although I have been learning how to play piano by myself for 8 months, now I barely manage to play three pieces, two of them with my eyes closed), or intellectual capability of generating a correct tune by reading a score. If there is one place where you would not be with me, that is a karaoke.
However, I share something in common with Maestro Kim that is not about we live in West Pennant Hills. In fact, there is something that I share with everyone here – that is the passion and love for the classical music.
It may sound a bit strange to you but I will say this – I often go Sydney Opera House to watch Sydney Symphony’s performance (especially when Vladimir Ashkenazy is not conducting because I am not a big fan of him), and at the end of each concert, I somehow see everyone in this very room on the stage of the Concert Hall.
Perhaps I was influenced by a glass of extra dry Matinee that I had before the concert or the hallucination was caused by my dream that yet many people find it ‘unrealistically idealistic yet but rather foolish and folly’ – that is a having and running a professional orchestra one day…… After watching the very first concert of KOZY Orchestra, I was able to affirm the validity of my dream stands firm still and my spirit won’t be easily compromised by those ones with ill-wishes.
Some have asked me this question before – ‘What will you do for this orchestra?’ My answer always has been constant – ‘What I can’ and THIS is the promise that I can offer you here today. While my contribution is very limited and rather insignificant yet (because neither I am a millionaire nor I have rich parents), I will do what I can as much as possible, as fast as humanly possible, and as accurately as possible. I assure you.
Please remember this – just right before the echo of the last note you play is about to fade in the air, and as soon as the Maestro Kim lowers her right hand, there will be at least one person in the crowds, who will give you a standing ovation – that will be I (pause) and I won’t stop until Maestro Kim has absolutely no choice but to hold the hands of concert mistress and drag her off the stage completely.
Please do not give up your dream by letting yourself compromise with ‘commercial realities and financial constraints’. Mine will not stop until the day when everyone here performs at the concert hall of Sydney Opera House, and become the in-house orchestra of Sydney Opera house (Please note that this name is subject to change). Needless to say, Maestro Kim will be the principle conductor of Sydney Symphony Orchestra
When this day comes, I will write a letter (I think I might get sued by BPO for the deformation of character but I will bravely say this) –
Dear Sir Rattle,
As you are already aware of, we have started a new chapter of classical music in 21st century.
Please be mindful Sir Rattle. I regretfully inform you that the legend of BPO shall end soon.
Because we are coming to Berlin soon.