INTERVIEW WITH IVANA NITIKA
What is your dream in music?
My dream is to become a professional violinist, complete my ABRSM grades in violin and singing, and help the less privileged children to learn music. I dream big to be a violinist in symphony orchestra.
How do you feel when you play in a concert?
I really felt nervous when I performed my first concert before five years but as I went through performing concerts, I started enjoying it. I am a student of Lyra who has performed in all seven concerts: season 1 - season 7!
How does music help you in relieving your stress on the busy days?
I really get stressed out with lot of academic homework, and to cope up, I play the violin in between and it feel so good. It really helps a lot.
Why did you choose violin as your instrument?
I chose violin because I liked the timbre (sound) of the instrument. And I gradually got inspired by watching the violinist in the symphony orchestras. The most important thing in violin that I love is to play vibrato and trills and other ornaments.
How much you like playing the violin?
I actually did not want to play violin at first when I was in UKG when my dad suggested it. However, with my teacher's support, I went through the journey and started loving the same. I felt really good when I started appearing for the graded music exams of Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London, and now I have completed five grades in music.
Tell us about your practice...
Normally I practice everyday from half an hour to one hour depending on my academic homework. During the weekends, I practice at least two hours.