My mother started teaching me the violin when I was three years old. I can’t even remember the first time I performed, although I remember one thing: I dreaded it from that early age. I disliked practicing and playing the violin. But that all changed when I visited Korea in 2010-2011. I remember performing on the streets of Daegu and that’s when I first started enjoying it, even though it was just with me and my friends jamming out. The best part was when after we packed up and were getting ready to board the subway, this random guy comes up and says, “You were awesome!” Ever since then, I’ve tried to make an effort to practice more and perform at more venues.
There’s so many. I have such an eclectic taste in music, but some of the violinists that I really admire are Nuttin but Strings, Black Violin, Peter Lee Johnson, Lindsey Stirling, Paul Dateh, and Jason Yang.
- Performed at Kollaboration Atlanta in 2013