25 November, 2020

Rahel Senn

One of Switzerland’s youngest composers, the award-winning pianist will perform in India (Bangalore) for the first time this weekend.

Rahel Senn

How did you first take up the piano?

Playing the piano just happened to me. It was not a conscious decision; I just felt I could express myself better (on the piano).

You have often said that you used to be something of a ‘problem child’.

I was even sent to a counsellor as I was not able to relate to others. Although I spoke seven different languages, there were times when I felt misunderstood.

Now people usually call you ‘child prodigy’.

I don’t know how and when that tag came about. But by 17, I had already written and produced my first musical (the award-winning “Totaler Wahnsinn”).

How did you come to composition?

When I was around nine years old, the music school held an annual concert where we could perform. The audiences came to congratulate me after the show. That was the moment when I felt really understood.

Tell us a little about your solo program Retour a l’art brut....



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