I had been following Johanna’s playing for quite a while, ever since my buddy Robert Landfermann told me to check her out. – If you don’t know Johanna’s music yet, a great place to start is her album “Schumann Kaleidoskop” , where she interprets Robert Schumann’s music in her very own adventurous ways. To me Johanna is an excitingly unique voice on the piano and a fearless improviser.
This interview was in fact the first time we really hung out and also (spoiler alert) played a bit, as you will see at the end of the episode. Playing duo with Johanna felt so great that I immediately invited her to play with me again as part of my concert series “Pablo Held Meets”. You can still check out the whole concert here.