Artist of the Month

Name: Qing Ng

Grade: 9

Type of Artist: Musician


Q: What instrument do you play and why do you play it?

A: I play the violin, and I play it because I love music.

Q: Do you get nervous when you perform? If you do how do you get over it?

A: When I perform I’m not nervous but before the performance I usually get nervous. You can’t really control your nerves, but it’s good to be familiar with them.

Q: What is your biggest achievement as a musician?

A: My biggest achievement was probably when I played the Wieniawski 2nd Concerto 3rd Mvt for a really amazing teacher named Almita Vamos.

Q: What performance are you most proud of and what made that performance different from others?

A:My favorite performance was during Summer Music Clinic when I was chosen to perform piece and it was my favorite performance because I played with a really great accompanist and the audience gave me a standing ovation and it was one of the best moments of my life.

Q: Who do you look up to as a musician?

A: I look up to a lot of  different musicians, Heifetz and David Oistrakh will always be the legends but I was really inspired by the violinist called Ray Chen in 6th grade who really introduced me to the beauty of classical music. I also really love JinYoung Lim, Sarah Chang, Janine Jansen, Midori, and Maxim Vengerov. There are also a bunch of child prodigies in the Menuhin Competition that are really inspiring.

Q: How do you feel after every performance?

A: How I feel after every performance definitely depends on how I played of course. But I always feel determined to work for a better performance the next time I play.

Q: What is the hardest part about being a musician?

A: The hardest part about being a musician for me is diligent practicing no matter what.


By Emmie Digon and Amy Yao

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