Exit interview: Leanne Glover, WASO

Technological changes have placed greater pressure on orchestral musicians in recent years, according to Leanne Glover, the outgoing Principal Cor Anglais at WASO.

After 32 years at the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO), Leanne Glover has stepped down from her position as Principal Cor Anglais.

Having obtained a permanent position at WASO in 1990 (and previously holding the positions of Second Oboe, Associate Principal Oboe and Acting Principal Oboe prior to being appointed Principal Cor Anglais) Glover has witnessed a number of changes during her time with the orchestra, most notably an increased pressure on its musicians to play at the very highest level.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts