[on Bach’s six unaccompanied Sonatas and Partitas:] In a way, this repertoire is the most difficult … I mean, the huge C major fugue! To enter this kind of music and not only understand it intellectually but also emotionally? It’s sometimes almost strange to go on stage. It feels complete, what you do, the two of you. … I’ve always wondered: did Bach really mean for them to be played in public? I have my doubts.
interviewed by Anna Picard in 2013