Right now, you’re speaking to me from Sao Pãulo, and soon you’ll be playing all across Australia. Do you thrive on touring?

It’s not the touring itself. There’s a very wide range of music I love playing, and so I thrive on the variety. I’ve never been somebody who likes to tour a single program for months. I would find it too boring. [My routine] is getting up early and making myself a coffee – I hope there’s a coffee machine in the room! – and then I sit for an hour reading, thinking and just generally decompressing. I find that incredibly helpful, it clears my head for the day. Then I have breakfast, maybe work out a bit and then practise. I find I can concentrate better if I practise in shorter bursts, two hours at a time. Over the years I’ve realised that there’s...

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