The formidable German violinist makes her debut on Zsolt Bognar’s Living the Classical Life. You see it first on Slipped Disc.
‘The first record I bought with my pocket money was Bruckner 4.’
‘Karajan was the embodiment of charisma.’
‘Those were the days when there was time to rehearse.’
‘Meeting Karajan was a little bit like meeting John Williams…. I was intimidated by John Williams. I was not intimidated by Karajan.’
‘I try to be a useful member of human society…. I am on Instagram and Facebook… I have never been an artist who wanted to be seen as more than an artist.’
‘If one of my dogs is very sick, I am very grateful for the responses.’
‘I need time to stay humble, to stay grounded…. I try to be a serious musician who is not blindfolded when it comes to social causes.’
Totally fascinating empathetic stuff.
‘We need to be realistic why we want to be a musician.’