Volkskrant Magazine – 24 December 2010
text: Berend Jan Bockting – photography: Lukas Gobel
What did you do for the first time this year?
Lucas: ‘I shaved.’
Arthur: ‘Dined with Camilla, the wife of Charles, Prince of Wales.’
Both: ‘Recorded our CD.
Best book of the year?
Arthur: ‘Didn’t read it.’
Lucas: ‘The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown.’
Both: ‘Classic and soul.’
And the worst?
Lucas: ‘Heavy metal.’
Arthur: ‘Metal, yeah.’
Most important meeting?
Both: ‘The Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires. She comes over to teach us now and then. And meeting and working with Jaap van Zweden.’
Do you use Twitter?
Lucas: ‘I follow the news and sports on Twitter.’
Arthur: ‘I don’t.’
This year, the pianists Lucas and Arthur Jussen signed a contract with Deutsche Grammophon, the authoritative German classical record label. This month their album with performances of Beethoven achieved the platinum status, with 20,000 copies sold.