Hildegard - profile

Hildegard Niebuhr

1st violin


When and where was your first concert with the MCO?

November 2017 in Torres Vedras, a cute little town in Portugal. We were staying in a hotel with a view of the most beautiful shore and beach.

What do you need to feel at home whilst on tour?

Playing music together makes me feel kind of at home, wherever we are. Except that I need sparkling water, which – luckily – is possible to get almost everywhere in the world nowadays.

What is the best thing about being a musician?

Thatʼs easy to answer: My job is my passion and I get money for living my passion. What job could be better?

What do you do before a performance?

A 15-minute nap, warming up properly, a banana.

The first piece of music you fell in love with?

Dvořák 9! I was listening to this piece on my Discman on a longer car ride and couldnʼt handle this strong feeling of emotions. It was such a great experience to play the symphony in the same year in youth orchestra.