Ph credits Giorgio Marafioti
Where were you born?
Where do you live?
Why did you start playing music?
What is your favourite instrument?
What music did you listen to as a child?
What was your first record?
Michelle/Girl by the Beatles
What musical period would you like to live in?
Between the 16th and 17th centuries
Where do you prefer to listen to music?
Where can we find you when you are not making music?
Where did you study?
Milan – Salzburg
What awards have you received?
8 times Diapason d’Or , 5 times Choc du Monde de la Musique, 2 times Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, Echo-Preis, Grammophone Award, Grammy Award (with Cecilia Bartoli/Giardino Armonico), Swiss Music Prize 2018
Who is your favourite composer?
Monteverdi – Bach
Which composer would you like the public to rediscover?
Monteverdi and the great lutenists of the Renaissance
What is your first recording?
I can’t remember
What is your favourite recording? (Passacaglia, with you)
Nobilissimo Istromento and The Art of Resonance
What is your favourite Passacaille recording? (Passacaille, other artist)
Giants with Margret Koell
Who do you dream of recording with? (realistic or not)
Again with Harnoncourt
Which piece have you never recorded but would like to?
Paganini with violin and guitar with early instruments
What do you do before a concert?
I work out the programme mentally
What do you do after a concert?
I like to drink ? a beer
What would you do if you were not a musician?
No option B
Anything important to add?
To listeners and audiences: More quality listening and less distractions