Adi took time out between tour dates to talk music, the violin and what audiences can expect from Adi Brett as leader...
I loved Strauss’s Metamorphosen at The Bridgewater Hall in February, I thought it was extremely atmospheric.
I started to play the violin when I was four. According to my father, I actually asked for a violin even though I was so young.
Passion, commitment and a spectrum of emotions...
Playing Haydn's C major Violin Concerto in 2014/15 with Gábor conducting.
I couldn’t possibly answer that question as it changes every day for me… But I love classical music and I love every other type of music that happens in this wide and wonderful world!
On the rare opportunities that I get to play just for myself, for fun, I always go first to Bach’s solo sonatas and partitas, and when I’m on holiday I pick a movement and just sit and play for the beauty of it.
I’m into Nordic music at the moment, so anything by lesser known Nordic composers. A lot of people would know Grieg and Sibelius, but I really like composers like Carl Nielsen and Alan Tettersson. I recommend checking out their stuff.
It’s such a wonderful thing - it’s like having an extra family.