I first started to play the piano because my parents asked me to and then I began to show some talent in it. You know, sometimes the better you do something, the more you like doing it. In time, I attended competitions and won prizes. At university, I now have a bigger platform and have joined the symphony orchestra, learning how to work with other musicians.
I plan to bring a solo show and I’m also joining a group for the performance. I’m working hard on my solo performance, as well as collaborating with a group of my fellow scholars and associate artists.
I have played with Teresa, Catrina and Ben before. We practice TRIO. I think I will finish practicing it in a short time and we may collaborate again after the break. I have also collaborated with Elizabeth and Georgia in the jazz chamber. I’ve had the opportunity to play with several of the groups working towards Platform, so watch this space!
I am not a particularly creative person, but I always finish what I am asked to do well. However, I am fully engaged in my job and I enjoy it because my job is all about piano and music. I will do anything assigned to me to the best of my ability and if I am not happy with anything, I will say it. Up to now, I feel happy!
Everyone. My parents, my relatives, my piano teachers. I always do my best and hate letting people down. Every time I finish a competition, the first thing I do is to find my piano teacher and ask her, was my performance okay? If she nods, I am satisfied.
I find that music can truly bring me happiness. Sometimes you have emotions that you can’t communicate to others, but when I play piano, I can say it in the music. I love to add interpretation to my music but I don’t know how to compose. I hope to learn in the future.
I think pop music played on piano is cool, like flower dance. This music is written by a DJ from Japan and in this music piano co-operates with violin and drums. It’s inspirational and romantic – I love it!
With thanks to Grace McQuaid for her generous support for this Arts Scholarship.
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Music can truly bring me happiness