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....