From the moment I was taken to my first orchestral concert as a child, I was determined to devote my life to music.
Luckily I had a number of inspirational teachers to guide me on my path. Orchestral and choral music have remained equally important to me along the way, and I try to resist being pigeon-holed: the creation of the new; the exploration of eight centuries of vocal and instrumental music; opera and music theatre - all hold their fascination for me, and each genre nourishes my understanding of the others.
Three countries have defined my life - Germany, the UK and Finland: each has shaped me and each maintains a special place in my heart.
The Helsinki Chamber Choir's immaculate ensemble, well-enunciated diction and rhythmic acuity, under the inspirational direction of Nils Schweckendiek all add up to a winning combination. The Uusinta Ensemble’s alert playing and profound musicianship are convincing and compelling. Schweckendiek’s booklet contribution is informative and successfully fills in the background. [...] Well-recorded, these adventurous scores are showcased at their very best.