The music director of the Baltimore and São Paulo symphony orchestras on evening work and getting by on short sleeps

I don’t have too many issues with sleeping. My main commute is between Baltimore and São Paulo, as I am the music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, and the time zones almost line up. It’s about letting my body do what it needs to do; if I’m up at 2am I just do some work. The latest I get up is 6am and I go to the gym. The cross trainer and running help me focus. When you do late-night concerts it’s hard to get an early night, so I’m fortunate I can get by on six hours’ sleep.

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