Track 1 - Interviewer gives the date, July 10, 2015, and introduces Ian. Ian discusses his birth name and why he changed it. Ian also discusses his grandfather and brother in Edinburgh.
Track 2 – Ian talks about his family members’ musical careers.
Track 3 – Ian lists the names of his family members, and discusses his grandfather’s musical career and jobs during the war.
Track 4 – Ian talks about his family’s financial situation when he was growing up, as well as the importance in his father’s cello.
Track 5 – Continues discussing his father’s old Amati Cello. Ian also talks about his father’s musical career during the war years.
Track 6 - Ian discusses his own personal cello and its value.
Track 7 – Ian discusses his schooling in England during the war and then later his enrollment in Bedales.
Track 8 – Ian discusses his decision in attending Edinburgh University and his participation with Reed School of Music.
Track 9 – Ian gives his birthdate and begins to discuss his military career, specifically his time with the Grenadine Guard.
Track 10 – Ian continues discussing his time in the Grenadine guard and his role in the Potluck Events and being at Windsor Castle.
Track 11 – Ian discusses the music career he maintained during his time in the military, and his meeting of an Auschwitz survivor.
Track 12 – Ian discusses joining up with the London Symphony Orchestra and what being a cellist in the LSO was like. Ian also talks about the process of an orchestra making a recording.
Track 13 – Ian discusses the method of payment within the LSO and why they moved from cash to cheque payments.
Track 14 – Ian moves to discuss his decision to move to the Edinburgh Quartet and then moving back to the LSO.
Track 1 – Ian discusses a show he played in Leeds.
Track 2 – In continuing his story about playing in Leeds, Ian discusses the psychological strain of performing for of an audience.
Track 3 – Ian discusses the number of cellos and their roles within an orchestra. Ian moves into his opinion about a good versus bad conductor.
Track 4 – Ian continues his discussion about what makes a good conductor.
Track 5 – Ian discusses his moving to America, and briefly discusses his first while in California.
Track 6 – Ian continues talking about his life in California, and then why he later moved up to Vancouver.
Track 7 – Ian gives the back story about why he was asked to move to Vancouver, which led to his joining the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Track 8 – Ian discusses some of the conductors of the VSO. Conversation moves to the CBC Radio Orchestra.
Track 9 – Ian continues to discuss the VSO and CBCRO and their differences to the LSO.
Track 10 – Ian gives a chronology of his time with the VSO and then discusses getting contracted with SFU’s Priscilla Queen’s String Quartet.
Track 11 – Ian discusses being in the PSQS and then moving onto playing in the Borealis Quartet.