Wednesday, 6 September 2023 Australian Chamber Orchestra
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I love Italy. When I was living in Berlin, I spent a few years playing projects with the wonderful Italy-based
I also spent some time on the beautiful island of Ischia when I had a playing injury and needed to take some time away. I was completely fascinated by the spectacular subtropical and Mediterranean garden created by Susana Walton - composer William Walton's wife - on the island. Walton loved the isolation and composed there for 35 years!
We also had a beautiful family trip to Italy when I was a student which filled my heart with many happy memories. - ACO Principal Viola, Stefanie Farrands
* Stef's Italy quick-fire round *
Go-to Italian dish? Pumpkin and Sage Gnocchi
Go-to pasta to cook at home: Probably an Ottolenghi Pasta if I'm honest! His Gigli Pasta with chickpeas and Za'atar is my go-to favourite post tour' pasta to cook at home.
Aperol or Negroni? As a near Tea totaller Chinotto!
Pizza or pasta? Pasta
White wine or red wine? Tea
Spaghetti or Gnocchi? Gnocchi
Coffee or Gelato? Gelato
Stef will be joining five ACO colleagues to perform 'Postcards from Italy' in Wollongong, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra, 14-26 September: bit.ly/3DMcipM