I am a 19 year old violinist and have been studying violin for 11 years. My dream is to be a concert soloist. I already am very close to being that in South Africa, having had 13 concerto performances (14th & 15th coming up in August) and won first prizes in four national music competitions. I was accepted to study at four schools in the USA this year (Indiana University, Boston University, New England Conservatory [with Miriam Fried] and Juilliard) and opted for Juilliard under Sylvia Rosenberg's tutelage. I will commence my studies there as from Sept '07.