In an unusually revealing interview with a friendly Antwerp newspaper, the New York and Hong Kong Philharmonic music director says he had Covid and it was not too bad: ‘I’ve had covid. In November. The symptoms were not too bad. I had a cold and in the evening I suffered from shivering. That was it.’
So the weight loss?
‘I woke up one morning and saw myself in the mirror. I didn’t like what I saw. My big belly. I decided there and then to work on my body. In six months I lost 30 kilograms. I trained like crazy. I thought, why can’t I apply the discipline I show for the music to my body? I even follow boxing training now. ‘
Read on here.