I started playing the violin with the Suzuki method when I was four and have since taken up the piano and viola. I enjoy how relaxing playing music is, and how different types of music can cause different emotions. I have played in many orchestras and smaller ensembles and have had the opportunity to play the first movement of Walton’s Viola Concerto with a professional orchestra.
I am playing the first movement of Vivaldi’s concerto for four violins with a small string ensemble. I am also playing a violin and guitar duet by Paganini, and playing the viola in two small ensembles performing a piece by Prokofiev and Mozart.
The Vivaldi concerto is a lot to do with refining the style of playing and fitting the music together.
While the groups for Prokofiev and Mozart have not yet met, I am confident we will be able to perform it to a high standard.
Playing the Paganini with Andres is a lot of playing around with different aspects, and figuring out how we want to perform the duet.
While engineering often requires creativity, I believe the links between it and music are more in the softer skills.
I am primarily driven to play music through my enjoyment in both playing and listening to music. I enjoy listening to many different genres, but the pieces I like playing most are from the late romantic period and 20th century, as I feel that music from these periods have a lot of feeling in them.
My creative pursuits are mainly music focussed, although I do enjoy other forms of art, such as paintings. I find impressionism is especially interesting, both in paintings, and in music.
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I enjoy how relaxing playing music is, and how different types of music can cause different emotions