1. Tell me about your artistic life
I am grateful that my artistic life is fruitful. I met so many talented musicians on this journey, who also carry the strong ambition to pursue the great music. It brought me motivation to keep writing the music in order to share more beauty of music with more people. Sometimes, when getting the commissioned piece, it’s really stressful to complete the work before the deadline, but it is always good to have the deadline since it pushes me forward to create the unlimited ability and explore the inspiration in my heart. Besides, I take serious attitude on the rehearsal in order to achieve the perfect interpretation, including preparing the finest score for the musicians, making sure every detail about the music and the solo part before the group rehearsal. It’s always a great pleasure, a wonderful time for me when working with all the marvelous musicians. Although sometimes, the composer’s life is lonely, when the pieces were performed on the stage finally, it’s hard to describe that moment. Especially, when both the musicians and audience came to me and said that they love my music and are inspired by my composition, it is a priceless gift for me.
2. What are you currently working on right now?
I am working on revising my orchestra piece into Chinese Orchestra version for the concert next year now. In addition to the classical concert, I also work on some plans and projects about scoring for multimedia and musical.
3. What visa are you on right now?
I have O1 visa now.
4. Tell me about any difficulties you may have faced while applying for the visa?
I think one of the difficulties is to collect enough concerts, especially for a composer.
5. Do you have any advice for people who might want to apply for the same visa as you?
I deeply recommend having a good O1 visa lawyer! I am lucky to meet my O1 visa lawyer Marcus Yi who always guided me during this "process". He knows what you need and what you have to work on and is always efficient and responsible on the procedure. And about all the document, I strongly recommend preparing as early as possible. It’s important to know what to prepare and it’s always wise to figure out the correct direction for the artistic visa in the very beginning. Besides, it’s quite important to have and manage the good connection. This helps pretty much on the recommendation letter, contract and press for O1 visa application.
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