“Last week it was […] announced that I am the recipient of the Leonard Bernstein Award this year.

“It is such a great honour and also an exciting challenge to live up to the legacy of this immense and versatile artist. I’m very grateful for the recognition and support from the distinguished jury, which includes the Bernstein family. The award ceremony and the concert will be on the 12th of July in Lübeck, in Kulturwerft Gollan hall, as part of the Programm by Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival.”