911 Love: Patrick Roberts
Star violinist Patrick Roberts tours the world with his violin. For his eighth studio album, the Australian recently performed on stage with Sting – in front of an audience of 18,000.
Whether in a concert hall or the recording studio, Patrick Roberts creates masterpieces with his violin. The Australian picked up a violin for the first time at the age of five and made his debut on stage at eleven. At the age of 18, he began his studies at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and made his first appearance on Australian TV. The 43-year-old, who is well known for his interpretations of contemporary music, recently signed a multi-album record deal with Universal Music. He has released a total of eight studio albums so far and made it to number one on the Australian mainstream charts on three occasions, which is quite an achievement for a violinist. Patrick has performed shows in China, Japan, USA, and Europe. To celebrate his latest number-one album, Fragile, featuring Sting and Australian musician Tommy Emmanuel, he played live on stage with Sting at Château de Chambord in France – and thrilled 18,000 spectators with his performance.
What is love?
Love is a fundamental part of human existence which surrounds all of us. The central driving force of life as we know it.
How are you?
Doing great! Very busy with a new album and loving life on stage.
The Porsche 911 in three words?
Iconic, classic, timeless.
Which simple things can make you happy?
Being in the presence of kindness and generosity.
What would you never do in a 911?
Eat food and have coffee!
What’s your favorite road?
Mountain Highway at the Dandenong Ranges, east of Melbourne.
What can distract you?
A fire alarm.
Three things you would take to a desert island?
My violin, a portable speaker system, and enough food to last me.
Is there a historical figure you admire?
What on a 911 could you do without?
And what couldn’t you?
The flat-six boxer engine!
What music did you wake up to this morning?
Your favorite film?
Your favorite book?
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.
Where do you long to be?
Back on stage again.
Your most treasured possession?
My violin and my 911.
You will have to find out!
The 911 moment of your life?
Sitting in my 911 and starting the engine for the first time.
Your best advice?
Always follow your passion in life.
What would no one expect of you?
That I have a marine fish tank hobby!
Taycan 4S Cross Turismo (2023)
24.8 – 21.4 kWh/100 km
415 – 488 km