A 15-year-old violinist has earned an opportunity to carry out on the famend Carnegie Corridor in New York Metropolis in June 2022.
Ananya Nair, a freshman at Reedy Excessive College in Frisco, outperformed lots of of violinists from world wide and obtained a third-place honor within the prestigious American Protégé Worldwide Piano and Strings Competitors.
She was considered one of six younger musicians in North Texas to be honored within the competitors.
Impressed by her dad, who performed the Indian classical violin, Ananya started enjoying with a rented western violin when she was 7 years outdated. 9 years later, she practices one to 2 hours each day.
Whereas she stated she doesn’t plan to pursue a musical profession, she hopes to proceed enjoying “as a really severe interest” for the remainder of her life.
Ananya stated she would have by no means imagined with the ability to play on the Carnegie — a dream she has at all times had since selecting up the instrument. She’s excited to go to New York Metropolis for the primary time, she stated.
“In the course of the begin of the pandemic, I used to be mainly dwelling in social isolation, as the remainder of the nation was, so I turned to music to offer me positivity and happiness throughout this tough interval,” Ananya stated. “I spent increasingly more time practising, and now, I get to realize this dream of mine.”
Like many highschool college students, she stated she spends most of her time listening to present popular culture artists, reminiscent of Lauv and Taylor Swift, although she does nonetheless get pleasure from listening to classical music.
Ananya additionally plans to carry out in her highschool orchestra all through her highschool profession. Ananya has realized below the famend violinists Szemoke Jobbagy and Chuong Vu.
Different North Texas college students acknowledged within the American Protégé Worldwide Piano and Strings Competitors embody Amelia Bauernschmitt, 10, of Dallas, Mana Asaka, 11, of Frisco, Maanas Sharm, 16, of Coppell, Neha Singaravelan, 15, of Dallas and Elaine Chiu, 16, of Frisco.