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Interview with Allan Withington

4BR Editor Iwan Fox meets Allan Withington at his Conductor Summer School in Leeuwarden in The Netherlands.

Allan Withington
  Allan Withington has provided plenty of tasty courses on his musical menu in Leeuwarden this year


4BR Editor Iwan Fox meets up with Allan Withington as he leads students on his annual Conductor Summer School.

This year the topic is linked to food — with the help of Thymen Snyder (centre) a Michelin Star chef who is based in the city.

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