Photography BERT SPANGEMACHER
Interview JULIA WELLER
Titel RAY-BAN Clubmaster RB 2176 990 220€
Pablo Heras-Casado was born in Spain, but today he constantly travels the world to conduct his own orchestral arrangements. He is known for the remarkable range of his repertoire, from classical to contemporary music. His performances are mesmerizing as he meticulously conducts the orchestra without a baton. He manages to manipulate the orchestra and make the music at once compelling and relatable; not to mention the fact that he always finishes his performances with a cold bottle of beer. During a recent tour in Berlin he stopped by our studio for a photo shoot and a few questions. We asked him 11 questions to find out a little bit more about this promising/inspiring young conductor.
Who are your favorite composers and musicians?
All the good ones!!! I have a very wide taste for good things, and it´s the same with music.
What was the most memorable live performance you went to?
Lately, the most striking performance I´ve heard [was] of Stravinsky´s Rite of Spring, with Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker at the Luzern Festival.
What are your favorite films of all time?
I´m a big fan of the Godfather trilogy! I´m also fascinated for different reasons with Fritz Lang´s Metropolis. And I like Italian classics!
What book has influenced you?
Probably the Bible, even if I´m not a religious person.
What are you working on right now?
I´m rehearsing very intensely for 2 performances at the first New York Philharmonic Biennial. It´s a new music festival in which I´ll conduct my orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke´s, with 2 different programs devoted to the composers Geourge Benjamin and Pierre Boulez. I´m also preparing for Mozart´s Magic Flute in Aix-en-Provence next week!
How would you describe your perfect day?
A very long and sunny day starting with some sport, plenty of great music-making, and ending with a wonderful dinner in the best company.
What are your favorite cities?
Granada and New York.
What is your favorite eyewear? And what style do you like?
I’m very eclectic as with most of things, but I´ve had several Ray-ban glasses – simple, sharp and classic style.
How many pairs of glasses do you have?
3 glasses and 3 sunglasses
Is there something you would like to do more of in the future?
I´d like to spend some more time in my garden!
What are four things you can’t live without?
Family, music, Granada (home!), Sun!!