Age: 16San Diego, CA
Category: Music - Piano
Project Title: Music and the Inner Self
My submission is under the category of Music. My project is called 'Music and the Inner Self.' This project explores the influence of music on human compassion, motivation, and undying will—which are all essential connective elements for bonding between humankind. My inspiration for this project comes from a personal experience: music is one of the most important and powerful things in my life because it helped me overcome a difficult medical condition. Being diagnosed with Secretory Otitis Media, which caused hearing problems and made me nearly deaf, I couldn’t play the piano so I often found myself mentally practicing my music. I found this technique to be very useful, as it helped me overcome my health struggles and allowed me to continue doing what I loved to do and I wanted to share this idea with the public. I know it’s not just me that has these difficulties and I want to help others over come the restriction others to not play music.
It was tough restarting the piano after recovering from my illness, but I received a lot of support along the way, helping me overcome this struggle. My parents gave their never-ending support on my determination to complete this project. Director Ethan Dong, my music teacher, guided me through these tough times as well and enhanced this mental practice technique. Dr. Christopher Harding, a brilliant musician and professor at the University of Michigan, encouraged me as well, helping me along the way with his teachings. I would also like to thank Mr. Kai Chang for supervising this project and giving me this opportunity to present it to others. To Hailun Piano Company, thank you kindly for sponsoring this event through financial support.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
A succesful concert pianist.
If you could have dinner with the five most interesting people in the world, living or dead, who would they be?
Buddha, Leonardo Da Vinci, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Mitsuko Uchida, Martha Aregirch
What is your absolute dream job?
If you were a wrestler, what would your entrance song be?
'The Roots' by The Fire
Aside from necessities, what's one thing you could not go a day without?
What lame superpower would you want?
If you could be on any TV show, which one would it be?
What is your favorite food?
Say you're independently wealthy and don't have to work, what would you do with your time?
I would give generous donations to the unfortunate people in the world and join organizations like UNICEF to help people in underdeveloped areas.
Which skill would you like to learn?
What is your favorite tradition or holiday?
Halloween because it reminds us that we're all young at heart.
In the News
Davidson Scholarship Winner Anne Liu helps disabled musicians recover their skills, September 9, 2018.
SAN DIEGO TEEN AWARDED $10,000 FOR PIANO PORTFOLIO
Anne Liu to be Named a 2018 Davidson Fellow
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Two CCA Chinese High School Students Win The Davidson Scholarship
(Translated from Chinese)
August 21, 2018
San Diego's premier public high school, Canyon Crest Academy (CCA), two Chinese students, Maggie Chen and Anne Liu, have been selected for their excellent papers and won the "Davidson Scholarship" in science and music. (Davidson Fellows Scholarship), only 20 students in the United States have this honor. Liu a 16-year-old high school student, shares her own music story through the paper "Music and Inner Self", explores the emotions and motives of music on people, creates immortal will, and is necessary for people to connect with each other. factor. Liu is almost deaf and has music to overcome obstacles Liu was diagnosed with secretory otitis media, which caused hearing loss, almost deafness. At that time, she could not play the piano, but found that she was still practicing.
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