"If as a child he was impressed by the solitude of the conductor, standing alone in front of the orchestra, he now knows he's just a part of the whole. "Being a conductor is like being an architect: you need to be both an artist and engineer, while working in a highly social environment. A conductor must guide, form and let things happen. Magic can't be decided, you know. It depends on too many elements. But when it does happen, wow!"