“As a cellist I have certain ambitions, as do we all. Through my playing I wish to bear my personal musical world, while I also strive to become a sound and complete player. I always look for a way of playing that feels as natural as possible, making it something that works by itself, like breathing or sleeping.
My ‘own’ music, that is what I continue to look for. And for the skills and techniques that allow me to express how I see the world. For me the greatest challenge still remains: to discover the voice that I can give to my world through my music.
During my Bachelor studies I felt in my cello playing a certain constriction when trying to express my musical feelings. My playing felt inadequate to express what I wished for. The first few years I was unable to physically use my feelings in my playing, which was a great deficiency for a musician. Even today, after my Masters’, I still feel challenged finding new and proper ways to give voice to my inner world. What I hope to achieve is to reach a significant connection between what I do physically to coerce the cello and what listener perceives and feels.”
“To grow as a cellist I consider two things of the utmost importance. First of all, there is my own technical proficiency. Through careful practice, I learn how all the hand settings and movements required may occur without conscious thought. Cello playing is constant discovery of what is physically possible. I wish to become stronger and steadier, but not only through technique, also in the musical sense. That may well be my biggest challenge: to find a kind of strength that will ensure my music envelops me and my listener during any setting, performance or otherwise.”