Interview Paolo Bacchini
Oberstdorf, July 2011
On what do you work for the new season?
I’m working on a new long program and I’d like to do a triple
Axel in the program at the World Championship. I’m working on a
quad jump because I was ready for it last year, but I didn’t have
the time to put it in the program. So this year maybe I’m aiming at
doing triple Axels and a quad.
Will you reveal something about your new program?
A: Barber of
Seville! We made the choice with Peter Grütter. It’s really fun
for me to skate this program. I really feel this character, so I’m
happy with this choice.
Who choreographed the program?
I worked with the choreographer Corrado Giordani in Milan and I
worked also with Salome Brunner. I think it is a good program, I
How is your preparation going for the season so far?
I just changed my skates, so it’s normal that you have some
problems with a good feeling to skate. But I think in one more week
I’m going to be fine as I was at the end of the season.
What is next and what are your plans?
After Oberstdorf I’m going back to Italy because of a tour, some
shows. And then I’m going back to Geneva to train with Mr. Grütter.
Which competitions do you plan to attend?
A: The federation
sent me the competitions I’m going to do: Finlandia Trophy, Golden
Spin of Zagreb, Merano-Cup. I have no Grand Prix this year and so I’m
going to do my normal competitions.
What goals do you set for yourself?
A: I wanted to be close to
tenth place in the Europeans and finally get to Worlds. I
did that and so I’m satisfied. Let’s
see for the future.
Thank you for the interview and all the best.