Me2/Orchestra: Where Differences and Acceptance Are The Norm

Ronald Braunstein’s conducting career has taken him around the world, as far as Oslo, The Hague, and Tokyo. In 1979, he won the gold medal in the Herbert von Karajan International Conducting Competition. But the unpredictable effects of bipolar disorder presented the biggest challenge in his life, one that just a few years ago left him unemployed and suicidal.