Nachgefragt – Thomas Dunford
Beim diesjährigen Kammermusikfest verzichten wir auf die klassischen Künstlerbiografien. Stattdessen haben wir allen Musikern die gleichen Fragen gestellt – und ganz unterschiedliche Antworten darauf bekommen: individuell und authentisch.
Die Fragebögen werden in den Programmheften zu den einzelnen Konzerten abgedruckt aber wir wollen euch die Antworten nicht vorenthalten und veröffentlichen einige hier auf dem Blog.
Thomas Dunford hat zwei Konzerte gespielt zusammen mit dem Cembalisten und seinem Duopartner Jean Rondeau.
Where would you most like to live?
Tuscany, Japan, the sea, the mountain, hard to pick
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Finding balance in things you love and living with positive energies
What are the faults you would condone?
Being disconnected from others and the world
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Being closed, selfish and alone
Who is your hero of fiction?
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Leonardo da Vinci (I wish I could see the world in his way)
Who are your favourite heroes in real life?
Bach, Einstein, Hendrix, Hawking, Lennon, Dylan, Collier, Miles Davies, Herbie Hancock, the dalaï lama, and many others
Who is your favourite painter?
Who is your favourite author?
Who is your favourite composer?
Hard to choose, Bach impresses me most
What is your favourite key?
What was your most embarrassing concert experience?
Ripping my pants with a chair, we’d see my underwair when I left stage without me noticing
What is it you dislike about the concert business?
The business itself, things going to fast and not taking the time to do things with passion but rather trying to do too many things too quickly, and emails...
What do you consider your favourite virtue?
What is your favourite occupation?
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
Maybe a tree but I don’t know how they feel and wouldn’t want to be cut
What is your most marked characteristic?
What do you most value in your friends?
A big heart
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Your dream of luck?
I believe you create your own luck as you are pet of the world and therefore can influence it
What is your greatest fear?
Having no one to share with or love
What is your favourite colour?
What is your favourite flower?
What is your favourite bird?
Which historical heroes do you most admire?
Buddha, Jesus, Plato, Socrates, Homer, Galileo, Shakespeare, Newton, Mozart, Gandhi
What are your favourite names?
What is it that you most dislike?
Which historical figures do you most despise?
Which reform do you most admire?
Ghandi’s victory over the British
Which talent would you most like to have?
Math and photographic memory
How would you like to die?
Quickly and without knowing it’s coming
What is your current state of mind?
Enjoying life, sharing beautiful moments with others and expanding my mind
What is your motto?
Trying to give as much happiness and light as I can into the world, music being my tool to do that.
Did you ever think about giving up music as a profession?
Yes, but never giving up music
What can one hope for when you dedicate your life to music?
Great discoveries of places, cultures, people and the ability to meet them through music which is a universal language to me.
Also the sense that you want to bring out harmony with people and be all in a state of mind that brings out love.