Let’s keep doing our best to get the music out there, creating visionary programming, exciting education on all levels. Let’s launch crazy projects and just do what we are best at: performing as if our life depended on it.
The greatest challenge has been – and always will be – to remain true to oneself musically. It is easy to be distracted by the need to make money and the successes of others, so nurturing one’s own musical aspirations needs particular care.
At this time, during this pandemic, it is even more important to put classical music at the centre of our lives by making our governments understand that this art is a universal message that must be considered essential
Who or what inspired you to take up the cello, and pursue a career in music? I grew up in a tiny kibbutz in Israel