Jessica Nelson
Status: Member
Member Since: November 22, 2004
Last Visit:June 6, 2005

Jessica Nelson

I am a 23-year-old amateur violinist who is in possession of an outfit which is currently way too good for her ability. Still, I hope to grow into it--in a way, it's good to know that it's me who sounds bad, not my violin.

I began to learn violin in Prague, from a jazz violinist. I continued in Budapest with a classical violinist who was a student of the late Dénes Kovács. These days, I learn violin by sheer experimentation (with the help of an electronic tuner). My extemporaneous playing tends to sound like a cross between Hungarian and Celtic folkmusic, but as long as the neighbors don't complain, I'm happy just fiddling around.

Someday I would like to be able to play all the greats, but I'm in no particular hurry. My violin is patient and so am I.

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