Tai­wanese girl wins mu­sic com­pe­ti­tion in Jakarta

The China Post - - LOCAL -

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.

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