It’s always a pleasure performing in Australia. The audiences are so fresh and keen, and the musicians too!
Mozart is the ultimate musician’s musician and one always learns a lot when performing his music – and that is a good thing!
Even though it will be mid-winter, I’m looking forward to being able to wander around and just enjoy the city.
I always wanted to be a musician, but when I’m not making music I love watching Star Trek (I speak a little Klingon), South Park and listening to Prince and Cliff Richard.
I have always drawn inspiration from great performers (including Prince and Cliff) and teachers such as Bernstein, Stokowski and David Munrow in particular.
All I will say about the upcoming Mozart Festival is that it won’t be boring. Be prepared for anything to happen!