Among all the instruments, the violin had fascinated me from my early childhood on, which is why I began taking lessons as soon as I had started school. Next to classical music, I soon fell in love with improvisation, so I spent some time in Jazz before I finally discovered Folk, especially traditional dance music. This music turned out to be the perfect space for me, where beautiful melodies that have existed for centuries and all over Europe, can merge with fresh new arrangements and compositions. The interaction with fellow musicians and dancers and the inspiration springing from it keep informing my playing.