What is your background in your chosen art form?

I have been playing the violin for 13 years. My mom encouraged me to take up the instrument because she played it when she was younger and enjoyed it. I have participated in orchestras and chamber groups since the beginning, both in and out of school, and at university.

What are you working on ahead of Platform?

I am in two chamber groups for Platform. With one group, we will be playing Vivaldi’s Concerto in B minor for Four Violins, and performing Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes with the other group.

If you are collaborating with other students tell us a bit about the process and how it’s going?

The Vivaldi group consists of myself, Catrina, Octavia and Michael playing the four violin parts, along with Anthony (piano), Rosie (cello), Zorana (cello), Ben (double bass) and Andres (classical guitar). We have been having weekly rehearsals for a while, which have been productive.

The Prokofiev group is made up of myself, Beth (saxophone), Octavia (violin), Michael (viola), Rosie (cello) and Aitor (piano). The group has only recently been formed, so we will see if we can come together as a group after mainly practising independently.

Do you find any links between your creativity and your course?

There is a link between maths and music, as playing an instrument relies on understanding concepts, such as ratios, which are widely used in maths.

What/Who inspires, influences or drives you?

My family and friends inspire me every day to challenge myself and have taught me that anything is possible. I don’t think I would be where I am today without their encouragement.

Do you have any other creative pursuits?

I also play the piano and enjoy playing other genres, such as jazz and pop music when I get a chance. I am also a passionate baker, which I believe is an art, as it involves precision and dedication.


With thanks to Walters-Godfree for his generous support for this Arts Scholarship.


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Playing an instrument relies on understanding concepts, such as ratios, which are widely used in maths