How did you first become interested in music?
Music, be it professionally or as a hobby, always ran in my family, and it was on my own at around two when I discovered my grandma’s upright piano. As my initial amusement kept growing, not that much later my family noticed I was playing simple things by ear, even though no one had taught me how to do it. Since that point, it was no question for my family that I had to continue and go to music school.
How did you know you wanted to make a career as a performer?
Originally I never imagined myself as a performer – maybe it’s due to me being an introvert in general – but over the past years I have become quite comfortable with it. I always had much more motivation to compose music, and in a way performing and arranging cover songs allowed me to become more creative.
Were you always interested in pop and film music, and did you meet any resistance to that when you were studying music?
For many years in my childhood I would have only listened to classical music, and in my...