When not rehearsing or performing with the BSO, you will most likely find me…practicing and performing elsewhere.
If I had not chosen to become a professional musician, I might have been…a writer, a dancer or in visual arts.
To unwind, I listen to…jazz, foreign music in any style.
In the car, I listen to…foreign Pop songs.
The last book I read was…Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.
Most people would be surprised to learn that…I’m old school on the basic principles of life, yet quite open and liberal to the enjoyment of the modernity.
Coming to the US by myself at the age of 19 to study, and building a wonderful life was the biggest risk I have ever taken.
My private dream is an ongoing journey, in some ways I’m enjoying the fruit which I have sown and in the same time, I’m all ready packed up for the next one…
What non-musical accomplishment are you most proud of? I always thought that as much as I love music and the fiddle, as a profession it is merely a vehicle to express, to contribute, to inspire and to live a fulfilled and meaningful life with all the pleasure and sorrow. I hope at the end of my life, I’ll be most proud of becoming the kind of human being who has integrity, character and style, who lived truthfully and purposefully.
What is your guilty pleasure? Too many, and too guilty to tell!
To prepare for a performance, I…Practice, Practice and Practice!
If I could choose another instrument, I would choose…the piano and to be a singer.
I also play…a bit of piano.
An extremely positive musical experience I have had is…performing and working with Simon Rattle on the Bruckner No. 9 at the Tanglewood Music Festival as a student.
If I could spend a day with any composers, they would be…Bach, and Mozart