Could you tell us a little a bit about your musical background and how you got to where you are today.
I was classical trained from an early age on. To play Piano was something I had to do, it wasn’t fun until I discovered the joy of improvisation when I got a new teacher with 14. At the same time I started playing drums in garage Bands, I guess both of that had a big influence on my way I think or create music until now. Next to the fact that I love songs. I kind of see myself as an instrumental songwriter sometimes.
How was it collaborating with Dekker to create your latest album, ‘We Share Phenomena’?
Great. Everything felt so natural. I recorded ideas on my phone and would send it to him. He replied 2 hours later with ideas for text and melody. We heavens met during this time, we just exchanged ideas and send files, we didn’t spend a single day in the studio together, we never called, we just exchanged music through the net until the Album was done.
Is there a certain track on that album that particularly resonates with you?
The Tug! This song is about a hangover, you can really feel that in the lyrics, music and in the production I think.
How do you feel about piano music today and its popularity? Do you think the past few years has had a turning point for it? Would it be a fair argument to say that streaming has helped with its increasing popularity?
Well, I don’t know. You could also argue that Piano music is in danger to be percepted in a way that playlists are giving the rules for. I see a lot of artist now writing for this kind of style, but to my taste a Piano provides more diversity to only let it appear as background music, though I don’t mind it to have it there also. I just know that this instrument has more potential.
It’s so important for young people to connect with music, especially due to the lack of support from the education system. Do you do anything to help the young generation have an interest in music and pursue it in the future or simply have any thoughts on this matter?
Well… I play music for everybody. I try to make sure that in my Presentation of my music nobody gets excluded.
When I see younger people at my concerts I often very often get the feedback that they like the fact that there is no certain habitus, age or degree necessary to feel welcome and enjoy the music.
If you don’t mind us asking, why do you wear a Sardinian Bull Mask and what is the meaning behind the name Lambert?
I am so anxious to go on stage. The Mask with the long horns give me the opportunity to feel bigger and bolder than I would be in real life, and that way I manage to perform my music. I feel safe that way.
Lambert is just a Name that I liked since I saw the Scottish soccer Player Paul Lambert play for Borussia Dortmund.
What is the meaning of music for you?
You really think this can be described by words? The great thing about music is that the communications through it starts where words fail.