Master Class Student Interviews
Mr. Ottensamer was kind and but also insistent on his corrections - he wouldn't let you move on until you demonstrated that you could play a passage just as he described it. That persistence, while intense, is what forces us to grow as people and artists right on the spot. His unwavering desire for excellence was palpable, but he was also supportive and encouraging. I felt like improvements I had been yearning for for months suddenly clicked when I was with him in front of an audience.
Katia Waxman - Clarinet
Oberlin Conservatory of Music (Oberlin, OH)