Clara Duman, French Horn 2010-2014

June 20, 2014

Clara

I am so indescribably thankful for PYS because it was the best thing that ever happened to me.
I learned and grew so much as a player and person under Maestro Harada’s rigorous instruction. Throughout the years, I got to play the famous horn solo from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, as well as The Rite of Spring, Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathustra, Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2, and many other unforgettable pieces.

Music aside, it was the people in PYS who made it so great. I truly felt like I belonged when I walked into rehearsals on Wednesday nights, seeing so many good friends who loved the same thing that I did, music.

PYS became my family, my second home, my favorite place to be, and I will never forget all of the talented friends, beautiful music, and cherished memories that I made in my career as a PYS musician.