A young violinist who made his professional debut at age 9, and performed with the New York Philharmonic at New York City’s Lincoln Center at age 13, could understandably get called a prodigy, and could quite rightly think of himself as one.
Classical pianist Quynh Nguyen grew up in Hanoi, after the end of the Vietnam War. Her parents worked in chemistry and science.
Joe Hisaishi, famous for his work with Studio Ghibli, returned to the Seattle Symphony in January for a week-long residency, something Hisaishi has never done before with any orchestra.
Kahchun Wong’s childhood in Singapore was typical in some ways. He went to school, did his homework, played with friends, and ate square meals.
By Andrew Hamlin NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Hawaiian slack key master Makana, back when he was still Matthew Swalinkavich, found himself singing in the Honolulu Boy Choir by age 7, so it’s safe to say he was primed for a future in music. One unexpected bonus of the Boy Choir shows, though, was meeting Dolly Parton […]
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Xian Zhang’s Wikipedia page indicates that she started studying classical music with her mother, learning on a piano her father hand-built.
Douglas F. King Assistant Conductor Sunny Xuecong Xia led Seattle Symphony musicians through Celebrate Asia 2023 on Jan. 29, with a program focused on love and celebration.
By Nina Huang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Seattle is home to many well-known musicians, such as Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, etc. There is also a special place for classical musicians in the Emerald City. Home to internationally acclaimed and one of America’s leading symphony orchestras, the Seattle Symphony is […]
By Emiri Aoki Northwest Asian Weekly Often, vastly different types of things cannot unite or be in harmony when combined. Music is no exception. However, when it works, the effect can be awe-inspiring. I got to see some cool combinations of different sounds across the world coming together during Celebrate Asia, an annual Asian concert […]