Featured Student Stories

Meet 

Kimia

from 

Upstate, NY

Music is an international language that allows people to feel, rather than just think about, the things that you’re saying.

What’s your name, where are you from, and when did you start learning violin?

My name is Kimia, and I'm from Iran. I've actually been playing the violin and viola for around 10 years now, and I got to know Trala when the pandemic began. I’ve had the honor of attending many great artist workshops and master classes through Trala. The most important thing that Trala provided me with was finding great friendships around the world, and I feel very appreciative about that.  

Why did you decide to learn violin?

Well, to be honest, I actually cannot remember because when I started the violin, I was only around nine years old. But I remember always loving classical music, and when I heard string instruments played, I felt very joyful. I felt the singing voice through the music. So I guess that's the reason I decided to choose the violin and then move to the viola.  

What are your goals?

So fortunately, I've had the chance to play chamber music and perform for family and friends, but something that I'm currently thinking about is being able to express more feelings through the instrument that I'm playing. And also, I would love to be able to make a bridge between my current profession as a veterinarian and music. I’d like to relate music to veterinary medicine. I've actually found some ways to do that, but I'm looking forward to making more contributions. Music is an international language that allows people to feel, rather than just think about, the things that you’re saying. 

Kimia is a veterinarian who’s been learning violin with Trala since 2020.


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