Where do you study?

Luzern (Hochschule Luzern – Musik)

Member of other orchestras or institutions: Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, Swiss Orchestra, Orchestra of Europe, Accademia Teatro alla Scala

What do you like to do when you are not playing music?

I love to read and to improve my knowledge in good cinema. I also like to walk and to spend time with my family when I can.

At what age did you start playing your instrument?

At the age of 4

What was the most exciting concert you ever performed?

Shostakovich’s 8th Symphony with Vladimir Jurowski conducting the GMJO. We were 80 people on stage and we finished the performance crying, all of us. The concert was so intense and we were all impressed by our own reaction.

What was the most awkward moment in your career?

To play my teacher’s Stradivarius instrument. I didn’t even realise in the moment, but I swear I played it for one hour and a half, it was CRAZY and awkward.

What is your favourite piece of classical music?

I can’t name just one, even though it’s difficult to think a better piece than Schubert’s String Quintet for two celli. This is one of the pieces closest to perfection that I know of.

How did the last two Corona years influence your musical development?

For me the difficult part was coming out of the several lockdowns and restart normal life again. Everything changed for two years and our profession suffered so much that it’s difficult to get the impulse again to develop with the same motivation as before.

Which famous person would you like to have dinner with (from the past or the present)?

I’d love to have dinner with Joseph Haydn and ask him how to play the first movement of the Cello Concerto in D major!