By: Andy Li ’22
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?
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?
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.