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Speed Interview – Guy Cutting

Thu May 2 2013

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Here are Matt Truscott (violin) and Cecelia Bruggemeyer (double bass) at our intimate Meet The Band event… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…


Tenor Guy Cutting joins us on 17 May for the third and final instalment of Bach’s Cantatas and Brandenburg Concertos.  He took a break from rehearsals to speak with us about some of the simpler things in life.

What do you fear the most?
Injections – never been able to cope.

Which mobile number do you call the most?
My girlfriend, I expect.

What – or where – is perfection?
A tiny Italian village up in the Tuscan mountains named Brucciano. I spent many summers there with my family during my school years. Nothing better than proper Italian food!

Who is your favourite hero from fiction (book/comic/film/opera) – and why?
Hmm.. It’s got to be somebody from The Lord of the Rings trilogy, probably Gandalf. Just an amazing character – I remember being completely obsessed with the trilogy as a child. I’ve probably seen each film about 400 hundred times..

What’s your favourite ritual?

What other talent or skill would you like to possess?
I’d love to be a world class chef. My cooking skills aren’t bad, but probably leave a lot to be desired..

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
Try and enjoy it. It’s not worth getting worked up about things.

What is the most played piece of music on your MP3 player or in your CD collection?
I’m a huge Stevie Wonder fan. ‘Sir Duke’ and ‘Lately’ are currently my favourites.

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