Coming from a non- musician family, I never was introduced to the instrument as a youngster. In my late teens, I discovered many instruments and fell in love with the violin and yes, pursued playing only violin. As many teens, I believed that I could do violin as a profession back then. So I attended school part time for a few years to have more time to practice! That was the happiest period of my life since I could practice a minimum of five hours a day, even more on weekends, and loved the experience!!!
When I realized that only a few very talented will make it for an interesting well paid musical job, I chose the sciences at school. Music remains my #1 passion though!
I admire all violinists! I am a great fan of Russian violinists and the Russian School of violin pedagogy, and am an absolutely devoted fan of David Oistrakh, my favorite artist.
I wish good luck to all of you in your musical journey!