5 years. That’s really the limit. And so there you have it, if we don’t succeed there, we’ll just keep pushing.
Do you have a plan for next year, like a book with lessons?
Yes, because I feel it’s really important to have a plan. You have to know what you want to be and have a framework to work from. If you don’t know, you make a mistake. I don’t want to make mistakes. I want to know.
What’s the secret to your success?
A lot of things. Sometimes it’s just to be open, be honest, be honest with your teammates, to speak out and speak about what’s going wrong. And then you just need to try to do better next time.
What have you found to be the biggest challenge of your life?
The hardest thing is the schedule. How much time do you have after practice? How do you do all the other things? When do you find time to play? I think the biggest challenge is, you start to really rely on yourself. You start focusing on the work, so when you take a break or you’re playing, you’re not really looking at how to improve. It’s more like, when can I go home now, when are we playing now? How can I help my team here? I’ve really been doing a lot of that since I started playing.
How did you pick the violin?
My dad was a pianist so he taught me when I was 8 years old. I started playing the cello at nine, when I was playing with some friends in the backyard. I picked up drums and viola when I was 12. I got my first lessons at 14, when I was playing for some of my best friends’ bands. And then, I decided that I was going to take some lessons to improve my game and learn from my mistakes. So from that to violin … it’s been a gradual journey.
Why don’t you do a solo concert?
I really don’t like doing a sit-down performance, it just doesn’t really translate. In the summer, when everyone says, I want to take vacation and just go to the beach, my mom and dad say, go play somewhere else, you know? So they think I have to learn how to act … they know I can be very energetic, which really isn’t necessary for playing violin. They think it’s the perfect thing