When did you start playing the violin? What’s the best time to start learning music?
I was about 3 years old when I sat down at a piano we had at home and I started figuring out some tunes I was hearing my mom sing and my father play on his bassoon.
Consequently, I taught myself how to play some music works. Nobody remembers how and when, but sometime before I turned 5, I had figured out how to read music with basically no proper instruction on how to do it. I enjoyed playing the piano, as well as singing.
Mom recalls I had a great - for a child - voice and sang beautifully some of the works she was working on. I loved performing anywhere for anyone; any family or other type of gathering was good enough for me to dress up and perform. I dragged my younger brother along with me, too, so he had no choice but to form some kind of a duo with me, where I, of course, acted as the main diva and the director of it all.
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