Where do you study?
Universität der Künste with Michael Karg
What do you like to do when you are not playing music?
Eating and sleeping are probably my most favourite occupations. Apart from that I really like logic and puzzles.
At what age did you start playing your instrument?
When I was 7, after attending a string instrument performance in second grade. I was most enthusiastic about the double bass from the beginning onwards.
What was the most exciting concert you ever performed?
With the Bundesjugendorchester in the Summer of 2014, the first concert in Germany after our Tunisia tour. We finally had our own orchestral basses again and we played the fourth movement from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. A great, very demanding work and an insanely beautiful concert.
What was the most awkward moment in your career?
When we were about to play Stravinsky’s “Le Sacre du Printemps” in the university orchestra. I went to our library with a friend to get the music parts and when I saw the title “Rite of Spring” – which is just the English name of the piece – I turned to my friend and loudly declared: “I thought we were supposed to play Sacre!”. I still laugh when I think about it.
What is your favourite piece of classical music?
I don’t have a particular favourite work. Most of the time, I am enthusiastic about the works that I am currently working on. The diversity in music is something that I value highly and which gives me a lot of joy.
How did the last two Corona years influence your musical development?
I think it is going to take a few more years for me to fully figure that out. It’s been a weird time and I am grateful for everything I got to experience despite Covid.
Which famous person would you like to have dinner with (from the past or the present)?