Marcial Holzer

Where do you study?

Hochschule für Musik Basel

Member of other orchestras or institutions: I play with many orchestras as a regular guest player or substitute player, such as the Collegium Musicum Basel, Neues Orchester Basel, City Light Symphony Orchestra.

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

Driving my motorcycle.

At what age did you start playing your instrument?

When I was 8 years old.

What was the most exciting concert you ever performed?

A concert at the Musikverein Wien, in the Goldener Saal.

What was the most awkward moment in your career?

At the end of a concert break, I quickly visited the restroom. When I returned, all the musicians had already entered the stage, and the door was closed. As quietly and unobtrusively possible, I opened the door and sneaked onto the stage, which was actually quite impossible in a completely sold-out KKL Luzern.

What is your favourite piece of classical music?

I don’t have a particular favourite piece.

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

Actually quite well! It gave me time to think about what I really want to do. Taking this time-out before had always been somewhat impossible.

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