(By Sarah Chang)
Q: What is your life like now as a professional violinist after beingÂ a world-renowned child prodigy?
Life is much more fun now! ‘Child prodigy’ is a label that never seems to peel away completely, but it was an important part of my childhood and I’m grateful that I have transitioned into where I am now.
Q: Do you have any regrets about your past growing up a childÂ prodigy? Â Do you feel that you reached your dreams? Â If you couldÂ change anything about your past, what would it be?
I feel like I am living my dream right now. I still have a few things I’d like to accomplish, but I am incredibly grateful and appreciative for the upbringing I had, the career I have, and I wouldn’t change anything.
Q: When did you know for sure that you wanted to become a violinist?
I was in my early teens when I realized I wanted to do this for the rest of my life. Concertizing, recording, touring, etc. It’s a very exciting and fast paced life and I was fortunate enough to realize what I wanted early on in life.
Q: Did you ever consider another career at any point in time?
No, not really. I did contemplate studying something else in college, not music, but of course, I ended up with music! [Read more...]