Taiwanese girl wins music competition in Jakarta
A teenage girl from Taiwan has emerged as one of the winners at the 6th ASEAN International Concerto Competition held Aug. 1-8 in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.
Chou Chi, 14, won first prize in the violin section for musicians aged 13 to 17 in the biennial competition.
Chou began to learn playing the violin at the age of seven and graduated from the string music class of Kaohsiung Municipal Sinyi Elementary School.
She moved to Jakarta because her father was assigned to work there.
She told CNA that she practices the violin at least two hours every day, no matter how busy she is at school, in the hope of practicing every piece of music to perfection.
She also said she was very happy to have won a title in an international competition for the first time.
Chou said her role model is Taiwanese violinist Tseng Yu-chien, who won the silver medal in the violin category of the 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in July.