Viola da gamba
No, I didn’t play the cello before. Or anything else. As a teenager I discovered the viola da gamba and stuck with it ever since.
My initial training contained of course all the typical viol repertoire. Later, I got a degree in medieval music. The feeling of not having a home – or being at home anywhere – also relates to my musical repertoire. Burgundian Chansons, bastarda diminutions, basso continuo, 18th century solo repertoire, free improv, contemporary music… You name it.
After my master’s degree in contemporary music, I continue to develop the repertoire for the viola da gamba through intense work with composers and through my own creations.
There is no border between post-modernism and revived tradition. Let the beauty and unique sound possibilities of historical instruments thrive in the context of something new!