TEA WITH NETTY #50: Co-Principal Cello Luise Buchberger

In the latest episode, OAE Co-Principal Cello Luise Buchberger joins Netty for tea. Tuning in from her home in Frankfurt, Luise talks about more travels between her projects with the OAE and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Find out what makes gut strings ‘crunchy peanut butter’ like and whether cellists really do have the best seats in the house!

Having been with the OAE for over 10 years, Luise reflects on her time before joining and how her experience with the then newly founded group, Spira Mirabilis, influenced her approach to rehearsals and understanding the score. She also shares her surprises while transitioning from modern to early music on the cello, such as using “funny bows”, and the freedom of movement and expression that came with it.

Catch her performing with us in our Bach Easter Oratorio concert (27 March) and Sibelius concert (3 April)!

Tea with Netty is the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s podcast hosted by viola player Annette Isserlis (Netty). Over a cuppa (or something a little stronger…), Netty chats with a variety of conductors, players and other guests as she ‘spills the tea’ on the side of classical music you don’t normally hear.

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