Yi-Ting Kuo

Violin

Hometown: Hualien, Taiwan

Alma mater: New England Conservatory (B.M., M.M.)

Profile

Who is your biggest inspiration? In Mo Yang

Which composer or genre of music do you feel you connect with the most? Beethoven!!

What has been your favorite experience as a musician? Playing pop-classical music in a big mall with children stopping by to listen. People came up to me afterwards to say they were moved by the music.

What is some advice you would give to your younger self? Be responsible to every note you play so you won’t struggle.

Favorite non-classical musician or band: A-Lin, a Taiwanese singer

If you could play another instrument, what would it be? French horn

If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing? Badminton player, or teaching math

What is your favorite place you’ve travelled to and why? Boston. It’s a nice city with a beautiful view, very well-developed, but not too crowded.

Tell us something about yourself that might surprise us: I play basketball and badminton. I have been learning the trombone for 5 months from my roommate and my boyfriend, and I sound good so far. I play it like a video game now every day for about an hour, and I love it.