Jürgen Franz Artist Interview
Can you give us 5 career highlights?
After now 30 years of a professional career it is difficult to remember everything, but as an orchestra musician I remember a concert with Bruckner Sinfonie Nr. 9 with Günter Wand and the NDR Sinfonieorchestra in Londons Royal Albert Hall. Another concert was with Lorin Maazel in the Teatro Antico in Taormina Italy with the Symphonica Toscanini Orchestra. Also some concerts with the Filarmonica della Scala in Milano Italy are very much anchored in my memory. As a soloist I really prefer the more intimate places, as the contact to the audience is more intense. Last summer, for example, I played in the Musicfestival in Livorno and one of the concerts happened in a museum for sea culture. There I played between Whales Skeletons and other big animals from the sea. This was something really impressive.
How about 3 pivotal moments that were essential to creating the artist that you've become?
What do you like best about performing?
I enjoy very much to perform the music with a clear structure, a natural but well educated musicianship to transport
These are my solo CD releases:
What does your schedule look like for the next 6 months?
I of course play with the NDR Elbphilharmonieorchetra the season which will end in July, between this I teach my flute Class at the University. There we will have the exams and of course the auditions in June for the new students of my class.
What are your goals personally? Professionally?
What inspires you the most in life?
What has been your professional greatest challenge?
What has been your personal greatest challenge?
I'm so lucky with my lovely family, that my personal life is very pleasing to me.
Who were your music mentors? and what did you learn from them?
Can you give us 3 quirky, secret, fun, (don't think too much about this) hobbies or passions?
What 3 things would you offer as advice for a young flutist?
- Look for a good teacher