Busy busy September, so I never got a chance to write an update on my experience in the Lucerne Festival this year - better late than never, so here is a late reflection on my August in Switzerland.
It's hard to know where to begin, because it was so beautiful there in many different ways. Beautiful people, beautiful scenery, and sublime music. I saw concerts that I will hopefully never forget - Berlin Phil playing Strauss's Ein Heldenleben, Daniil Trifonov playing Brahms's piano quintet - and got to work with some of my contemporary music heroes - Enno Poppe (pictured on the left) and Unsuk Chin,
One of the most special memories was performing paysage by Mathias Spahlinger as principal cello with the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra under Maestro Poppe. This has become my most favourite contemporary orchestral work to date - the recording of our performance is up for a limited time, so if you would like to check it out, follow this link, and fast-forward to the 36 minute mark!
In other news, I've added few new videos, photos, and recordings - hope you enjoy!