My parents told me that, when I was 7, I asked them to buy a piano for me, and they did. At that time, it was a big purchase for them. They sent me to study music and piano, and at age of 9, I was admitted to the music-specialty class in my elementary school. Piano was my major, and I chose violin to be my minor. When I was at the 5th grade, I switched my major to violin. I thought I was going to be a professional violinist.
That never happened.
After I left the music school after the 7th grade, I kept studying violin with Catherine Chen through college. I played in student orchestras as well as the Physicians’ Chamber Orchestra of Taiwan and the Taipei Civic Symphony Orchestra. After college, I studied briefly with Tracy Janis Tu. When I came to Madison, Wisconsin, I also studied violin with Professor Tyrone Greive for one semester. However, switching to music major was never an option for me.
In 2020, a few friends and I started a band, Madtown Melody, which in some way helped us get through the pandemic. The band ceased operation in 2022, unfortunately. Then my music endeavor continued with a new group, Offbeat Ensemble.
Certificate of Merit
Violin Behrendt Scholarship Competition, Music Festival in Honor of Confucius, Chicago, IL
Professional Society Membership
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers