When, where and what did you play the first time with the English Concert?
It was the first patch of my trial, unlike others I haven’t been already playing with the English Concert before being appointed or trialled.
If I am not mistaken it was a Mozart Requiem at Temple Church.
What has been your most memorable TEC concert and why?
Certainly a prom concert at the Royal Albert Hall. I wasn’t playing myself, but attended as an audience member.
The orchestra played a Handel opera. I really wanted to be part of that. I had never before heard a sound so powerfully sculpted and noble.
What’s one of your favourite pieces of music and why?
It may seem a somewhat sentimental answer, but I always like the piece best that I am playing at the moment, or am about to play.
Do you have a secret interest or hobby that would surprise people?
I partly run a cafe-restaurant in Berlin that is attached to a permaculture garden.