Showcasing musicians from around the world, Featured Member Interviews give Musical Exchange members a little insight into the things we share as musical artists.
Carnegie Hall: How did you start playing music?
Venus: My father's family has been associated with music and I have grown up in a musical environment. I had a natural urge to sing (though I’m not good) and I started my first piano lessons in my school.
Carnegie Hall: What a great background you have! What are three things you love about music?
Venus: Music heals any pain I’m feeling, it keeps me smiling, and it speaks for me.
Carnegie Hall: What do you think is the best musical advice anyone has ever given you?
Venus: Open your heart and let your soul do the performing.
Carnegie Hall: Can you tell us who is your biggest inspiration and why?
Venus: No one in particular. But young, confident people my age who show their talents without hesitation; people who accomplish their tasks when they say they will, even if they aren’t that good yet—I really wish to be like them.
Carnegie Hall: What do you think are the three best things about your school??
Venus: I would have to say my friends, extracurricular activities, and the peaceful environment.
Carnegie Hall: What is the most important thing you have learned this past year?
Venus: I have mainly learned to let go of things that makes me sad and to find happiness within me.
Carnegie Hall: What are you looking forward to the most this year?
Venus: A happy new year.
Carnegie Hall: Do you have any advice for other musicians?
Venus: Yes, never let go of music.
Carnegie Hall: Our final question, what are you currently listening to on your iPod/radio/headphones?
Venus: Mainly R&B, pop, and hip-hop music