My Proms debut, 1.8.2018, couldn’t have been with any other orchestra than my dear friends from the BBC NOW, with whom I’ve seen so many exciting different corners of music history in the past years.
Overwhelmed by the atmosphere, the sheer size and the audience of the Royal Albert Hall in the heart of London. Superb playing by Daniel Müller-Schott in Dvorak and the incredible BBC-NOW in Ein Heldenleben.
Asked about the “hero aspect” of this incredible - and my personal favourite - masterpiece by Strauss, I always end up thinking the orchestra musicians are the real heroes!
Very lucky to have a couple of days afterwards with my dearests in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A huge thank you to the entire KD Schmid team UK, my London family! Although leaving my beloved island Ameland in summer is a cruel and an almost impossible thing to do, this was totally worth it and a true peak experience!