How did you choose your instrument?
It was actually my mother who thought it might be a good idea for me to take up the violin when I was six years old. That was three years into my piano studies, so I already knew how to read notes and such. To be honest, I viewed violin as a chore for my first few years. Of course, I feel differently now.
What piece are you most excited to play this upcoming season?
I am excited to play Mahler 5 in particular this upcoming season because I remember very clearly how much I loved playing Mahler 1 two years ago at my first AYS concert. Mahler 1 has been my favorite symphony ever since, so I look forward to revisiting the composer’s work.
What have you learned from AYS so far and what are you hoping to gain from AYS in the future?