Artist of the Month: Sivani Srinivasan

By: Andy Li ’22

REPORTER

Meet the artist of the month: Sivani Srinivasan. She’s a freshman and has been playing violin since she was five years old, leaving her with many opportunities and performance to share with us this month.

Indian Post: How long have you been playing violin?

Sivani Srinivasan: I’ve been playing for nine years.

IP: What was the most exciting experience you’ve had?

SS: This summer, I auditioned for Carnegie Hall orchestra, so I played at Carnegie Hall this summer. When I was eight, I went on a tour in Europe to four different countries. That was pretty cool.

IP: How much do you practice everyday?

SS: I’m supposed to do two hours, but usually it’s just like, an hour to an hour and a half.

IP: Do you partake in any other forms of art?

SS: I attempted to learn piano, but it didn’t really work. I also do ballet.

IP: Do you get nervous before performances?

SS: I get very, very nervous and my mom always says that she doesn’t know why I’m nervous. I never show that I’m nervous, because I just sit and be quiet, but I’m really freaked out.

IP: And what do you do to ease your nerves?

SS: Breathe.

IP: Does it work?

SS: No. [laughs]

IP: What orchestra do you play for?

SS: I’m in DYSO, Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra.

IP: What are your plans for the future as an artist?

SS: Well, I’m going to play up until I graduate from high school. Then after that, I hope I can still play, but it’s a big time commitment, so I don’t know exactly what the future holds.

 

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