Q&A with Adi Brett

Posted on April 23, 2014

In June 2014, we look forward to welcoming the exceptionally talented Adi Brett as Camerata’s new leader, who will be sharing the role with an array of guest leaders over the coming seasons.

Adi Brett

Adi took time out between tour dates to talk music, the violin and what audiences can expect from Adi Brett as leader…

Favourite Camerata concert to date?

I loved Strauss’s Metamorphosen at The Bridgewater Hall in February, I thought it was extremely atmospheric.

What first attracted you to the violin?

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.

What can audiences expect from Adi Brett as Leader?

Passion, commitment and a spectrum of emotions…

What are you looking forward to most?

Playing Haydn’s C major Violin Concerto in 2014/15 with Gábor conducting.

What’s your favourite piece of music to listen to and why?

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!

What’s your favourite piece to play?

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.

If you could recommend a lesser known piece of music, what would it be?

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.

What’s it like being part of Camerata?

It’s such a wonderful thing – it’s like having an extra family.