Student stories

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Chun-Yi at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

“Playing the violin has brought me so much joy, especially meeting new friends in various orchestras. To motivate and challenge myself further, I have taken and done very well in ABRSM exams over the years and am currently preparing for my Diploma. I am so grateful to have also recently been awarded an ABRSM scholarship and I am thoroughly enjoying my time with the Junior Conservatoire at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland!”

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11 year old Glaswegian Chun-Yi was awarded a place at the RCS’s Junior Conservatoire as an ABRSM Scholar in September 2016.

Her interest in music was sparked at an early age. When she was five she remembers being fascinated with the sound of her brother performing the violin and asked her parents if she could have lessons too.

She’s now been playing for just over five years and achieved her Grade 8 in the spring of 2016.

Her first music teacher encouraged and inspired her to take part in small concerts. Since then Chun-Yi has enjoyed playing in her school, Bearsden and Milngavie orchestras, as well as the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. This summer she took part in the Play On summer school at the RCS, playing alongside Nicola Benedetti – an experience she described as “great fun”.