The German violinist addresses her fans in a video revealing that she has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus

Anne-Sophie Mutter

Anne-Sophie Mutter
Photo: Japan Art Association / The Sankei Shimbun (2019)

Anne-Sophie Mutter has announced, via social media, that she has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

‘I have tested positive for COVID-19 … I am staying very quarantined at home and I am expecting to fully recover ….’ the German violinist said.

‘It’s interesting what it does with your head. At first I thought this is a total distaster and in some tragic cases it is really a difficult situation but in my case I am 56 and not smoking. To the smokers among my fans, you should really consider stopping now.’

She went on to advise her fans:

‘Stay healthy…try to get some sort of fresh air even if it’s only opening the window and staring out and hopefully seeing or hearing some birds. I will try to post some more music…I feel slightly lazy these days…but one of these days and weeks there has to be a negative corona test coming back.’

‘I so much hope to be able to play for you again soon live … it’s a very difficult situation for an artist to not be able to communicate, but better times will come soon.’

‘As a great idol of mine says, “Forward and upward it must go.”’