Child Prodigy Violinist – SIrena Huang

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Sirena Huang

Let Sirena transport you to your dreamworld with the mastery of her violin. Born 1994, she is a Taiwanese American concert violinist. In 2011, Huang was appointed as the first Artist-in-Residence of Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

When asked why she picked up violin instead of piano (which she referred to it as monstrous), her delightful response was “ . . . it’s small . . . and I can even hide it if I don’t wish to practise.”

To her the violin is an old 16 century technology, nothing to compare to the modern technology of her iPod, iPad or iMac . . . but she produces beautiful music, both classic & new.

She speaks eloquently with delightful humour, besides being young & pretty. You’d just love her.

Violinist SIrena Huang gives a technically brilliant and emotionally nuanced performance. In a charming interlude, the 11-year-old praises the timeless design of her instrument.

Sirena Huang started taking violin lessons at age 4 and made her professional solo debut at 9 with the Taiwan Symphony Orchestra. She has won top prizes in numerous international competitions, delighting audiences worldwide with her virtuosity and charm.

Only 11 years old when she performed at TED, Serena Huang is still technically a child. But as anyone who sees her perform can attest, she has a musician’s soul that transcends her years. “Her musical imagination is boundless,” said Juilliard dean Stephen Clapp, who described her as “a musical artist with qualities of maturity far beyond her age.”

What’s most striking in her performance style is the way she combines technical ability with emotional force and nuance. Her fiercely virtuoso performances are profoundly moving, even via podcast. “Amazed,” “delighted” and “spellbound” are the words bloggers often use after watching her play. She has won numerous awards for her brilliant performances worldwide, and has played for the likes of French president Nicolas Sarkozy, King Abdullah II of Jordan, and the Dalai Lama. 

MUST WATCH – VIDEO

http://www.ted.com/talks/sirena_huang_dazzles_on_violin.html

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