A violinist who has performed on every continent, Adelaide-born Daniel Dodds is the Artistic Director of Festival Strings Lucerne. He’ll be back in Australia shortly to appear as Concertmaster of the Australian World Orchestra under the baton of Zubin Mehta, for performances in Melbourne on the 31st of August and Sydney on the 2nd of September. It is said he elicits “joie de vivre” from fellow musicians and audiences alike, which is apparent in the positivity he expresses about his playing and the repertoire he’s chosen to share with us in this conversation, which includes several private recordings of his past performances.