K-Pop singers & classical musicians have more in common than what you think.
My name is Marianne Dumas, I'm a French cellist always looking for inspiration and new ways to learn. I was trained in France and in the USA. This post is dedicated to one of my former student who introduced me to K-pop. She was clear from her first cello lesson: "I don't like Mozart, Bach and Beethoven , I like K-pop!"
Leaving home early to study abroad
Countless hours of training and practicing.
Repetition, repetition repetition
To absorbe all the technique and the tools they need for the next 10 years"
Practice in the week-ends. No holidays. When you decide to become a performer, everyday is practice day.
The hard life of competition
Being told that I am not good at stuff face to face.Jennie
Waiting is the hardest part.Lisa
We just clicked
Finding your group. When you play chamber music there are people with who you just click. It is not only about how good they are or how good you must feel like you are a part of the puzzle. Each member has a role and it is natural.
The Magic of the stage and the public
Pain - injuries
Giving up "normal life"
Having people who support you
Becoming a marketing product but staying true to yourself and others
Not giving up on your dream
All those training years was worth it!Jennie