Where do you study?
Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin
Member of other orchestras or institutions: Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau and Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music?
Riding a road bike, hiking and spending time with friends.
At what age did you start playing your instrument?
I held the Horn for the first time when I was six years old, and when I turned 8, I was finally allowed to start playing.
What was the most exciting concert you ever performed?
With orchestra: definitely one of the many tour concerts with the Kammerakademie Potsdam. As for chamber music, I have fond memories of our Schubert Octet during last year’s Zermatt Festival.
What was the most awkward moment in your career?
When I had to improvise a speech at a concert of our woodwind quintet “Bläserquintett Berliner Luft” because one member of the ensemble had forgotten her Sheet music offstage. In order to make some time I started talking out of the blue at a event where our primary task was playing music to give contrast to all the boring speeches that were held.
What is your favourite piece of classical music?
I could not limit myself to one work. For us horn players, however, the Romantic period is the most exciting musical epoch. A work that I love very much and has occupied me for a long time in the last year is Richard Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier”.
How did the last two Corona years influence your musical development?
I definitely became more independent and have developed a lot. The calm during this time allowed me to work on the basics. But I was also very lucky to be able to continue playing with other musicians and orchestras during this time. I am very grateful for that.
Which famous person would you like to have dinner with (from the past or the present)?