My mother is a musician and music teacher so, I’ve heard her play piano ever since I was born. When I first tried it myself, I felt an instant connection. It felt so natural to me from the very beginning as if I was born with it already. There was no doubt I’d become a pianist.
Today, my piano is my best friend. It’s something I can always talk to and count on. It’s always there for me.
Whenever I play, time stands still, and I find myself in my happy place. With music, I can take people there with me.
There was this moment, when I felt strong stage fright (99% of musicians do). I even had to stop doing concerts for a while, but when I remembered those happy moments. I saw the smiles and the tears in the audience, and I knew I’m making a difference.
People often ask me why I chose to be a musician, but I answer them: I didn’t choose music, music chose me. I feel privileged to be a musician.
Music has given me the confidence to handle any setback, to be who I want to be. In fact, music has changed my life. I hope that, by sharing my passion, I can change others’ lives, too.