“What really fascinates me about performing, especially when I see Yo-Yo perform, is the communication. The fact that whatever he does is meant to come out, and reach out. And I thought I could build on that quality in the finale. The gestures become amplified and that sort of communication becomes like hypercommunication.”

Read more about Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Cello Concerto at The New York Times