YOMP - Scholarship Recipient - Ingrid Malmberg


Hello, my name is Ingrid Malmberg and I am currently studying with Ebus Academy which is an online school.  I am in Grade 10.

Why did you choose the violin?  What got you interested in playing?

My parents are professional musicians, so they introduced me to the violin.

How long have you been playing?

I have been playing violin for twelve years now.

What are some music goals that you have?

Recently I got accepted to the Vancouver Symphony's Whistler Institute in July this year. I'm really excited (and nervous!) to play Don Juan and Rite of Spring, and I'm really looking forward to it.

What's one piece that you've always wanted to play?

Mendelssohn Violin concerto is one of my favorite pieces.

If you could go back in time, what composer would you like to meet?

Because I am Lutheran, I would want to meet Bach, and see what he was thinking when he composed all of his works for the Lutheran Church. I'd like to attend a church service in Leipzig where he worked.

If you could choose to learn another instrument, what would it be?

I have been dying to learn pipe organ for so long, but there is no organ close to me where I can practice. I also have a piano background, so pipe organ would not be too hard to learn. It's one of my favorite instruments.

If Mozart was a musician today, what genre do you think he'd write in?

I have no idea, but one thing I always wonder about is what would happen if any of the really famous composers lived today when they had access to social media. I always wonder what Mozart could have done with a YouTube channel!

What is your favorite thing about playing in an orchestra?

I enjoy working in a team, and one thing I have discovered is that no matter what my job is, I like to have colleagues. I'm not so fond of solitary practice, but I always look forward to seeing colleagues each week.

What have you learned during your time in the orchestra?

It's been a privilege to play in an adult orchestra. I am no stranger to orchestras, as I currently play in the Vancouver Youth Symphony, but most of my orchestral opportunities have been with youth orchestras. It's a whole other level of social interaction working with adults, one that has been quite enriching in my life.