Where were you born?
Graz, southern Austria.
Where do you live?
Vienna, in the 6th district.
What’s best about your neighborhood?
I live surrounded by musicians from different cultures who rehearse all day long.
If money was no object where would you live?
In Vienna, in the big warehouse right next to the Liechtenstein museum, in the middle of a park full of chestnut trees.
Which is your favourite Vienna street?
The beginning of Praterstrasse. I like to sit there on benches surrounded by the big empty shops in those impressive old buildings, and watch the Nestroy statue in front of a dark-yellow, narrow house with turquoise window frames.
Which are your favourite places to eat in Vienna?
For rustic cuisine, Café der Provinz on Maria-Treu-Gasse. For Japanese food, Kuishimbo on Linke Wienzeile.
Can you recommend any Austrian dishes?
Knödel (dumplings), kernöl (pumpkinseed oil) and apple strudel.
Where do you go for a drink with friends?
Eissalon Joanelli on the corner of Gumpendorferstrasse and Joanelligasse. It’s a beautiful little bar with distinctive furniture, discreet interior design and lovely music.
Which places sum up Vienna for you?
All the weird shop windows in the small streets; Karmelitermarkt, Naschmarkt and Brunnenmarkt, the markets in the 2nd, 5th and 16th districts; crowded places on Saturdays and empty streets on Sundays.
Where do you take out-of-town friends?
I show them nature in Kahlenberg or the Steinhof grounds in the 14th district.
Which do you think is the best museum in town?
The MuseumsQuartier: the idea of a complex in a broader sense.
Which Viennese people do you most admire?
Billy Wilder and Stefan Sagmeister.
What can’t you live without?
Any advice for visitors?
Can you recommend a good hotel?
Hotel am Brillantengrund on Bandgasse.
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