Posted by Morris Kainuma on July 01, 2003 at 12:21:07:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: isn't this is a good thing? Re: VPO posted by Rick Denney on July 01, 2003 at 11:42:53:
Just a short comment on part of your post, quoted as follows:
"Nobody minds that there are no Austrians in such groups, but some apparently mind that there are no Japanese in the VPO."
I don't get any impression that anyone is demanding there be any Japanese musicians in the VPO, solely based on their ethnicity. There apparently have been times when a Japanese player was the best at a VPO audition and was not hired, based on their ethnicity. If a player is accepted to audition, and wins the audition, it just seems they should be offered the job. In the case of the tuba job with the VPO, Mr. Sugiyama has been offered the job, presumably because he played the best audition, and that's great!
My opinion only, on the excerpted part of your post.