Name: Qing Ng
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