Some personal memories and thoughts ...


Kaiser Villa
Imperial Villa
Bad Ischl (Austria) ... not only the Emperor's summer residence but also attractive domicile for Anton Bruckner, Johannes Brahms, Johann Strauß and Franz Lehár. walking around feels like another century.

Mar Tirreno
Tyrrhenian Sea

John Malkovich
Wonderful time and great collaboration with John Malkovich on tour.

Hatikva, Israeli National Anthem.
One of the most moving moments in my life was to play the Hatikva, the Israeli National Anthem, with the Israel Chamber Orchestra in Bayreuth. July 2011.

Paternostro / Mehta
Roberto Paternostro and Zubin Mehta in Tel Aviv - discussions about Israel and its relationship to Richard Wagner's works in October 2010.

Herbert v. Karajan / Roberto Paternostro - Kontrapunkt
With Herbert von Karajan at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, 1981. Karajan and Swarowsky have been the most influential teachers when I was a young conductor.

Wolfgang Wagner / Roberto Paternostro - Kontrapunkt
Wolfgang Wagner giving an upbeat: Walkure Act I.

Zubin Mehta / Roberto Paternostro - Kontrapunkt
Inspiring encouters which started long before we met in Israel: with Zubin Mehta, chief conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Israel Chamber Orchestra
The Israel Chamber Orchestra - orchestra in motion and good spirit!

Roberto Paternostro während einer Probenpause in der Volksoper
"activity area" orchestra pit

Roberto Paternostro
... the joy of making music
  • Hatikva, Israeli National Anthem.
  • Herbert v. Karajan / Roberto Paternostro - Kontrapunkt
  • Zubin Mehta / Roberto Paternostro - Kontrapunkt