Rising Stars 2017: Learning Experiences

Set to perform with the Richmond Orchestra on February 25, 2017 at Fraserview MB Church, it's our final interview with our Rising Stars and they're letting us know what they hope to gain from this incredible experience.

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Door Prices:
Adult: $20.00
Senior/Student: $18.00  
Children (under 13): $10.00

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Adult: $18.00
Senior/Student: $15.00
Children (under 13): $6.00


Julie Wu

 Julie Wu - Piano

Julie Wu - Piano

What do you hope to learn from this experience as a participant in Rising Stars 2017?
I hope to learn more about the communications between the conductor and the orchestra and on how to collaborate with them.

How do you think this experience will help you in your musical studies?
I believe this experience will help me learn how to communicate and cooperate with the conductor and the orchestra. It will help me a lot me with future concerto competitions.

When I am not practicing violin/piano, I__ (fill in the blank)___ in my spare time.
When I am not practicing piano, I would either read, complete my daily school assignments or bond with my family.


Corina Deng

 Corina Deng - Violin

Corina Deng - Violin

What do you hope to learn from this experience as a participant in Rising Stars 2017?
This is my second time to play with orchestra. As a player of Rising Stars 2017, I'm appreciated and hope to enrich my experience to play with orchestra.

How do you think this experience will help you in your musical studies?
I think it will help me understand the music better, and push me to work hard.

When I am not practicing violin/piano, I__ (fill in the blank)___ in my spare time.
When I am not practicing violin/piano, I enjoy reading and swimming in my spare time.


Austin Ng

 Austin Ng - Piano

Austin Ng - Piano

What do you hope to learn from this experience as a participant in Rising Stars 2017?
I hope this experience will teach me how to perform as a team when playing with an orchestra.

How do you think this experience will help you in your musical studies?
I think this experience playing with an orchestra will help me control my tempo better.

When I am not practicing violin/piano, I__ (fill in the blank)___ in my spare time.
When I am not practicing piano, I like to read and play as many different sports as possible in my spare time.


Ryan Zhu

 Ryan Zhu - Piano

Ryan Zhu - Piano

What do you hope to learn from this experience as a participant in Rising Stars 2017?
I hope that this performance will help me mature as a musician, and to gain experience in performing with an orchestra.

How do you think this experience will help you in your musical studies?
It is an opportunity to develop my skills. Every single performance gives you an opportunity to grow, both technically and artistically.  

When I am not practicing violin/piano, I ___(Fill in the blank)___ in my spare time.
In my spare time, I like to read and write, especially poetry. I also like to swim and play badminton.


Bruno Cavalca

 Bruno Cavalca - Composer

Bruno Cavalca - Composer

What do you hope to learn from this experience as a participant in Rising Stars 2017?
I believe that any time a musician does what they love doing, (Making music) they learn something. This experience is no different. Any time I write something I hope to learn something new, either about music, or composition, or for the sake of introspection, about myself.

How do you think this experience will help you in your musical studies?
It gives me the opportunity to have my work performed, which is a great honour. It also gives me a chance to work with musicians, which as a composer (and as a performer myself), Is my greatest pleasure. 
 


Matthieu Foresi

 Matthieu Foresi - Composer

Matthieu Foresi - Composer

What do you hope to learn from this experience as a participant in Rising Stars 2017?
I hope to learn how effective my orchestration was, and I am eager to hear how my composition sounds with a real orchestra.

How do you think this experience will help you in your musical studies?
The whole process of orchestrating, preparing parts for the musicians, later assisting at the rehearsals and finally hearing my piece performed will make me better equipped for writing future orchestral pieces.