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A 60 Seconds Quick Fire Q&A with ESO Conductor Arturo Serna

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Q.What was your 1st Musical Instrument?
A: Cello

Q. Who is your Musical Hero?
A: There are so many amazing musicians I admire! But I’ll go with Rostropovich for cello and Carlos Kleiber for conducting.

Q. Best Venue to Perform in?
A: Aula Magna from the Central University in Caracas, Venezuela. It is a real acoustic miracle!

Q. Non Musical Hobby?
A: Spend time with my family.

Q. Favourite Piece of Music
A: Again, there are so many but I will go with Faure’s Requiem.

Q. If you could have a Super Power what would it be?
A: Have more time!

Q.What animal would you be?
A: A Cat!

Q. What is your pet hate/thing that annoys you most?
A: My cat back in Venezuela would do her thing anywhere she liked, even people and even worse my cello! That wasn’t on!

Q. Cream or jam (which do you put on the scone first)
A: I will have to ask my dear friends from Devon for advice on this one!

Q. Beach holiday or Snow Holiday?
A: Beach hands down.

Q. Lark or Owl?
A: Lark. I love the peace and quiet of the mornings.

Q. Cat or Dog?
A: Cat hands down.

Q. Last piece of music you listened to?
A: Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata played by a wonderful pupil of mine. I like her version better than my own!

Q. Who would play you in a movie?
A: Tom Cruise! Not much taller than me but a massive improvement in everything else!

Q. Favourite composer?
A: I would pick Johann Sebastian Bach. Not all musicians believe in God, but all musicians believe in Bach!

Q. What is your guilty pleasure?
A: Biscuits! I love Biscuits. Sweet, salty, I love them!

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