Question: Who do you think is
the most overrated and the most
underrated composer for the
I don’t think of
this topic in exactly the same
terms, but I do know what you mean.
These days society has much more
efficient and quicker ways of
promoting cultural figures – so I’d
say in general the composers that
are the most recent will have the
tendency to be overrated - due to
all the media hype. Still, there are
many really excellent composers for
the guitar, ….and time will tell.
Question: Which „Slogan“
would you use in advertising for the
“I can’t believe
its classical guitar!”….this was a
slogan used by a frozen yogurt
company in the US to great effect
and it seems to apply to items of
Question: What things in your
life do you definitely want to learn
and what do you regret not having
1. Learn - more music.
2. Regret: Not having an infinite
lifetime to do this even better.
Question: What dreams do you
have that you would like to fulfil?
Contribute to the
pedagogy and scholarship of the
guitar and related instruments, and
add to the historic legacy of the
guitar in some way.
Question: What is
embarrassing for you?
scores on an airplane – which were
then lost. Luckily I was with
Kathryn Evans, as I performed with
her the last time I was in Rust. She
saved the day and I copied her
scores – but that was both a shock
to not see the scores and an
embarrassment as well. I learned a
good lesson there.
Question: What short phrase
would you use to discribe your lifes
Better to be a doer!
Question: Which abuse in your
native country would you like to do
advertisements promoting medications
which in some cases seem to have,
in addition to their benefits, some
dangerous side effects –
Question: In relation to
world history, which personalities
fascinate you the most?
Question: Which question would
you like to be asked and what is
your answer to this
Anwer to question
– “so far, so good!”
Question: Which guitar
virtuoso today has the makings to
follow in the footsteps of Andres
of us!!.....Segovia blazed his own
path – we need to find our own path
in this respect.