Can we start at the beginning? What was the first instrument you learned as a child?

The voice. I sang through school from six, until my voice changed, and then, when I was 14, I was a great fan of Elvis Presley. I played a little guitar, percussion, harmonica, everything, but then I discovered the cello. The cello was my first real instrument.

So how did you come to transition from that to the viola da gamba?

The transition was already there...

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