Ditta Rohmann shared her home-made Bach recording on Ditta's social network. The cellist told Népszava about the period without a concert.
What does the wind do when it is not blowing? Ie how does the musician, actor or film quarantine work – in the coming days, weeks, maybe months, we talk to artists about it. First with cellist Ditta Rohmann.
“Not in a band, I play solo, so that is basically a loss of my performances,” says cellist Ditta Rohmann, a teacher at the Music Academy. “I would have had two shows in England when I resigned on March 9, they didn't understand the reason why they asked me for someone else.” Since then, of course, it has turned out that the concert is not being held – indicating a delay between countries. – Phase latency is another major obstacle, as skype, messenger chat, and other online channels are not well suited for collaborative music, as delays of a few seconds on the net can easily create cacophony.
– I got into my parking lot for a month or two, and in May I would play with Kobayashi Kenicsiro and the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, which, like the Budapest Spring Festival, has not yet been canceled. We are also planning a recording in May, which has also become uncertain. This uncertainty is the most difficult, as we have been planning for a year or two, says Ditta Rohmann. – But now I'm doing things musically that I wouldn't have time for anyway. I have been planning pieces for a long time but due to current concerts I always pick up pieces, practice other musical equipment such as baroque gut strings, make multi-band recordings with my family, experiment, improvise – tell me how you profit from this period.
– Surprised no one expected it. I'm sure the world will be different after September 11, just after the coronavirus. The most interesting thing will be the change in personal relationships and gestures. Will there be a handshake? Do your friends hug each other after that? – he is also talking about his curiosity.
– Although concerts make up most of my income, luckily I have a full time job so I'm not in much trouble. For my freelance colleagues, however, the lack of orchestral concerts and rehearsals, smaller acts or solo performances is a disaster. I already know about an impression that went bankrupt. The big lesson of the last few weeks is that now the contracts should provide somehow for such situations, says the cellist.
Rohmann Ditta Bach: Prelude to G Cello's First Cello Suite in a recording she shared on her Facebook page. It's free to see and hear, but you also consider subscribing to online content. – It's the age of footage. There are some that I get royalties from on Youtube, but I think the time will come soon enough for other platforms only to be registered. And maybe not too much optimism, if I trust that what we do can give you an uplifting one without having to go to the cashier.
Ditta Rohmann was born in 1983 in Budapest. At the age of 10 he studied at the New England Conservatory in Boston and graduated from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in 2005. From 2005 to 2007 he was a scholarship member of the Zurich Opera Orchestra while graduating from the Basel Music Academy. Since 2018 he has been an associate professor at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music. Bach's works receive special attention in his soloist performances, but in the XX. century, and contemporary music is an important part of his repertoire, he regularly works with Péter Eötvös. Junior Prima, Leipzig International Bach Prize, Fidelio 2018 One of 50 Faces of Culture.