13 Jun 2018

The Bus Driving Violist

From Nine To Noon, 11:30 am on 13 June 2018

Peter van Drimmelen has had an orchestral career that's spanned 35 years, including with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Over those years he 's played the Beethoven Symphonies 750 times and recorded music for the final 'Hobbit' film. Meanwhile ... driving to make ends meet during the lean times. Now retired, he's just written his musical memoirs complete with viola jokes and stories from on the buses.