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 Posted:   Feb 22, 2021 - 8:53 AM   
 By:   maurizio.caschetto   (Member)

She's a legendary musician and an amazing woman, a true pioneer among American classical musician of the last 50 years. ANN HOBSON PILOT is one of the most talented women in classical music and also a distinguished international soloist, teacher, and mentor. She has been Principal Harp for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops for almost 30 years, from 1980 until 2009 (she joined the BSO in 1969 as Associate Principal Harp). In 1966 he was appointed Principal Harp of Washington's National Symphony Orchestra, becoming the first African-American woman to land a principal role in a US orchestra.

She performed with John Williams since the Maestro's debut as principal conductor of the Boston Pops in 1980 and served with him for three decades. In 2009, Williams wrote 'On Willows and Birches', a Harp Concerto composed expressely for her on the occasion of her retirement as Principal Harp of the BSO.

In this conversation, Ann talks about her life and career as classical musician, and her many collaborations with John Williams, including the thrill and the honour of having a concerto written for her by the Maestro. She also talks about the recording of the film score for 'Schindler’s List' and many other favourite memories of working together with John Williams for almost 30 years.

https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2021/02/22/ann-hobson-pilot-podcast/

 
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