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From Clementi To Carnegie

From Clementi To Carnegie

From Clementi To Carnegie
From Clementi to Carnegie is an inspirational autobiography of
Singaporean violinist Siow Lee Chin. The story of one of Singapore’s favorite
daughters of classical music began at age 15 when, against the odds,
Lee Chin made the leap from her humble Clementi HDB flat to become
the first Singaporean talent-spotted to study at America’s prestigious
Curtis Institute of Music, which has produced musical giants the likes of
conductor Leonard Bernstein. Single-handedly, she carved a name as one
of the most distinguished violinists of her generation, at a time when
classical music was not the popular career choice in Singapore. But success
was by no means smooth sailing.
In 2012, she faced her biggest setback – a career-threatening injury from
a car accident which broke both bones in her left arm – the arm which
holds her violin. Surgery could not guarantee that she would ever regain
the fine motor skills needed to make her violin sing again. But through
faith and determination, she worked note by note, scale by scale to put
her life together again. A year after her accident, she made her comeback
as a soloist performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, considered one
of the most technically demanding pieces for a violinist. Today, Lee Chin
is 100% back on track (with titanium-reinforced arms), honoured to share
her inspirational journey with the world.
Details
Weight 0.25 grams
Author Siow Lee Chin
ISBN 978-981-464-2224
Size 152 mm x 227 mm
Extent 124pp
Hardcover / Softcover Softcover
Illustrated or Black & White Black & White text with colour inserts
Language English
 
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