Of course our 6 week-residence at Salzburg Festival every year is an artistic highlight for me. This year I performed the acclaimed Aida-Series with Netrebko and Muti, the Shostakovich 7 with Nelsons, Mahler 9 with Haitink and Mahler 7 with Barenboim. But – the surrounding of Salzburg, the mountains and the lakes are beautiful and very close. So you can get rid of your Festival-Stress right outside of town.
I finished a full marathon (Wachau-Marathon) beginning of September in 3:35. I was not really prepared but enjoyed this run in beautiful landscape and really bad (rainy) weather.