Here Patricia Kopatchinskaja talks about playing Pierrot Lunaire, a project the violinist first conceived while she was unable to practise due to an arm injury. ‘All my life I’ve felt that I was Pierrot. Whenever I played the piece on my violin as a student which I I spoke the words in my head,’ says Kopatchinskaja, who performed the role just over a week ago with the Berlin Philharmonic, speaking and acting but also playing her violin.