Session Report: Family connections

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For her latest recording, violinist Viktoria Mullova has collaborated with her son, jazz bassist Misha Mullov-Abbado in an eclectic array of duets. Harry White speaks to the pair about the project’s origins and about working with family

Less than five minutes into our interview Misha Mullov-Abbado dives right in. ‘There’s an obvious imbalance in terms of where we are in our careers,’ he explains. ‘Well, perhaps not an imbalance, but we both come from very different places. This is the third or fourth of Mum’s crossover projects. So, although it’s an equal collaboration in terms of instrumental contribution, it’s clearly not in terms of player experience. For me, it’s important to remember the fact that a large part of this project’s recognition is down to Mum’s reputation and success.’ 

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