The Path to Musical Bliss
"I chose music as my career because it may not guarantee immense wealth, but it certainly leads to a happier life," Wenxin reveals to us. Her pursuit of happiness led her to the world of music, where every note she plays is a step towards her own contentment.
The Fateful Encounter
It was the violin's haunting melody that captured Wenxin's heart. She recounts, "When I was just five years old, I had to choose between the violin and the piano. Unfortunately, my family couldn't afford a piano at that time, so I embraced the violin." It's indeed the choices made in childhood that often set the course for a lifetime.
When asked about dream collaborations, Wenxin replies, "I would choose someone with a deep passion for music and a knack for enjoying the creative process." Her music is not just about individual expression but the magic that emerges when artists unite.
The Influential Friend
"In the past year, one of my friends has been incredibly influential," Wenxin reveals. "Even though we haven't known each other for long, her energy, kindness, and wisdom provided me with much-needed strength during challenging times." It's a testament to the profound impact that friendships can have, regardless of their duration.
The Fulfilment of Teaching
"For me, the most fulfilling aspect of being a violin teacher is sharing my passion for music with others," Wenxin says. Teaching isn't just a profession; it's a way of passing on the torch of love for music to the next generation.
The Unique Challenges of a Full-Time Musician Life
"The primary challenge is that our schedules are entirely opposite to those of traditional office workers," Wenxin explains. "This makes it quite challenging for me to participate in activities with friends who work during regular office hours." Her life marches to the beat of a different drum and she have accepted it to be her way of work and life.
Musical Role Models
"I have great admiration for Augustin Hadelich," Wenxin confesses. "His music deeply resonates with me, and he's a remarkably humble musician." She also pays tribute to Stephan Grappelli, a French Jazz violinist, whose music radiates pure joy despite not belonging to the classical genre.
Pride in the Journey & Singapore's Music Scene
"I believe my proudest moments occur every time I strive to improve as a musician," Wenxin shares. Her journey is a testament to the dedication and love she holds for her craft.
"Singapore is a bustling city with a fast-paced lifestyle," Wenxin observes. "But all the musicians here are trying to build a nice community." She emphasizes the importance of music, art, love, and laughter in enriching lives.
Wenxin has another thrilling passion: skydiving. "I'm a licensed skydiver, both indoor and outdoor," she reveals. The rush of the wind and the freedom of the skies provide a different kind of harmony in her life.
Embracing Nervous Excitement
When it comes to performance nerves, Wenxin finds beauty in the jitters. She explains, "I find that nervousness can also be seen as excitement. Life without excitement would be quite dull, wouldn't it?" It's a perspective that keeps her on the edge of her musical seat.
Embracing Life's Adventure Looking ahead
Wenxin sees life as an adventure. "I plan to continue doing what I love and see where it takes me," she says with enthusiasm. "Life is an adventure, and you never know what the future holds." With a belief in the butterfly effect, she trusts that following her passions will lead to remarkable experiences.
Liu Wenxin Lia is a living testament to the power of music to shape lives and create harmony in the world. Her journey reminds us that the pursuit of happiness and the love for what we do can lead to a life filled with beautiful melodies and exciting adventures.