The Cross-Eyed Pianist has created a fantastic blog which any music-lover and pianists in particular would enjoy! She has very generously conducted this interview with me.
Who or what inspired you to take up the ‘cello, and make it your career?
As a young child there was a lot of music around the house and I listened to Jacqueline du Pré play Bach’s Cello Suites every night before bed. I am not sure what an attentive listener I was – I believe the aim was for me to drop off to sleep! – but I refused to accept any other interpretation of that music! As for my decision to make cello my career, I became accustomed to the life of a touring artist on a series of cruises aged five (!), during which I seemed to take in my stride the challenges of performing among top professionals, signing autographs and even being interviewed by Richard Baker before rushing back to the swimming pool!
Who or what were the most important influences on your playing?
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