In the first interview series, Josef Protschka, a world-renowned tenor, and Peter Bortfeldt, a piano accompanist, discuss about the complexity of accompaniment, coaching and artistry.
"I coached a lot of operas, with singers at the theatre, but also with students. I know the repertoire pretty well. But when it comes to what’s close to my heart, I will always return to song. This direct communication of two souls as it were, this communication with each other on stage - and with an audience - in order to create this very finely coordinated performance between two sensitive musicians: that something really great and maybe the best and most important to me..." － Peter Bortfeldt(English version only)