Why only play what we know and understand? Better look forward and encounter new things. How thrilling if we do not understand. And what a galaxy of new names: Francesconi, Coll, Turnage, Sanchez-Chiong, Movio, Hersch, Karajev, Salonen, Eötvös, Holliger, van der Aa, Illes, Cattaneo...
Musical partners and friendships:
The partners on stage are by far the most important determinant for a satisfying outcome. I have the privilege of long term collaborations with pianists Markus Hinterhäuser, Polina Leschenko, Fazil Say and Anthony Romaniuk, gamba player Laurence Dreyfus, cellists Sol Gabetta and Jay Campbell, clarinetist Reto Bieri and the singers Ah Young and Anna-Maria Pammer, with the conductors Giovanni Antonini, Teodor Currentzis, Péter Eötvös, Iván Fischer, Gustavo Gimeno, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Heinz Holliger, Kirill Petrenko, Sir Simon Rattle, François-Xavier Roth and many others.
Projects can be adapted to budget, venue and ensemble. Other projects in preparation:
-"War and Chips"
-"Whats next Vivaldi?"
-"Cricket and Ant"
The artistic partnership with Camerata Bern is a focus of my interest. Together with our public we want to explore and discover old and new works and concert forms.