My interest in music was well established at the age of 5 when I touched a real piano first time. I began piano lessons shortly afterwards and was consequently able to perform with a ensemble, where I played a piano. Since then I have taken lessons on piano, singing and clarinet, also enjoying the challenge of teaching myself to play guitar. Having had experience of assisting in musical direction and conducting some ensembles in school, I am very interested in developing my skills in this area in the future.
There is no doubt that everyone has affection for music, whether it is a hobby or a part of their career. I soon realised that my interest went far beyond that of my friends. I would spend endless hours listening to music as I was fascinated by the passion and imagination put into it. The desire that began as a listener soon convinced me that I wanted to become more involved in the practice and creativity of music. By taking up piano lessons I wanted to be able to demonstrate what I enjoyed as a listener. Playing, learning theory, and continuing to listen and study the context of music has helped me to achieve a more intuitive understanding of the subject that I am driven by.
I have performed on a regular basis as a soloist in school and at other venues. Some of these performances have included a Leavers Concert, and annual piano recitals with my various piano teachers. My ensemble experiences have included performing with a flautist and singer and accompanying soloists. I have enjoyed the ensemble work I have undertaken. I am always committed whenever I perform in public as I continually try to extend this ability. I made the decision to attend piano programme at the Music School Attached to The Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. This also extended to the presentation of the music. Not only is it a delight seeing outstanding pianists demonstrating an artistic performance, but also, there is satisfaction seeing the outcome when...