I look forward to learn about music and playing, to progress and grow up as an bassonist and performance artist, to meet musicians, students, music professionals and other people from all over the world, to embrace new cultures, to learn about japanese people and culture, to share wonderful experiences with people, to self-develop professionally and personally.
What would you like to say to fans and supporters of PMF?
Thank you so much for making PMF possible. Sharing music with people from all over the world in the wonderful Japan is for me a dream come true! Music goes beyond everything!
【After PMF 2022】What are some impressions of your time in Sapporo?
Sapporo is a very welcoming town. While walking around the city you could see that everyone knew about PMF. I felt really grateful seeing the audience filling up every concert during the whole month of PMF, both the main ones in Kithara Hall and also the little chamber music concerts across the city. Japanese people really love classical music! Besides, the food is really amazing. If you‘re a food enthusiast, you'll be very happy in Sapporo! (just like me) Another good part of the city is that even though it is big, you can always find peace and calm somewhere, for instance in the beautiful parks and gardens in the warming japanese style.
【After PMF 2022】What did you take away from your time at PMF?
PMF was really an unforgettable experience! It was the best youth orchestra project I had ever played, concerning the music level of the academy, the conditions in terms of rehearsal/practice spaces and concert halls, the opportunity to perform and have lessons with some of the best professional musicians and also with great conductors, the quality of the rehearsals and the amazing environment and energy felt during the whole month in Sapporo and Tokyo. Sharing music with people and friends from all over the world was very rewarding. Adding to this, the general organization of the festival including all the “small” everyday things during PMF 2022 was very meaningful to me.
【After PMF 2022】What advice would you give to people thinking of auditioning for PMF?
If you're looking for a great musical experience, I think you should really apply for PMF!
Concerning the audition my advice would be to try to do the recording with time: it's better to set aside some days to record than to spend a lot of hours in few days. Play for your friends and colleagues and do music! Also, a tip in case you go to PMF 2023: book your returning flight later and enjoy a few more days in Tokyo ;)