The French connection

Hi guys! So this is not a blog post, but instead a link to an article  where I am interviewed together with the amazing Czech conductor Václav Luks about French baroque music and how to perform it. The interview is in German and was originally published in the German newspaper Die Zeit: https://www.theater-kiel.de/news-archiv/artikel/grosse-gefuehle-klar-formuliert/

Stage presence

As a kid I wanted to be an actor. I was a nerdy kid – a Shakespeare fan. When I was twelve I performed Hamlet on my paper theatre in its original length: five hours (shortening would have been, of course, cheating!). Without my mom’s homemade cookies and several litres of tea, it would have been a traumatising experience for the incarcerated and extremely patient audience. Later, when I graduated from high school I took up a career as an actor, playing leading roles at a children’s theatre. Everything went well, but somehow I felt something was missing. The music. … Continued