Catherine Arai, violin


How did you choose your instrument?

With three older violin-playing sisters, my parents felt I should complete the musical chain and follow in their footsteps.

What piece are you most excited to play this coming season?

The programs for this season of AYS all look amazing, but I’d say I am most looking forward to playing Elgar’s Enigma Variations.

What have you learned from AYS so far and what are you hoping to gain from AYS in the future?

As this is my first year, rehearsing new and challenging repertoire in a large ensemble with such a diverse group of musicians has proved to be a great learning experience and I hope to strengthen my orchestral playing skills throughout the year.

Sponsor Catherine Arai