The French connection

Hi guys! So this is not a blog post, but instead a link to an article from German newspaper Die Zeit 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:

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