This, everybody, is Ellie Layson. Ellie is 4 year old student at The Music Suite and just made her debut public performance today, 24/8/14.
The International Friendship Day organised by CXI Singapore was held at the National Library Board(NLB). This event was held to welcome the many international students in Singapore and saw numerous performers from all walks of life come together to showcase their talents. The Music Suite was invited to put up a 15 minute segment for the event.
Ellie performed twice, once outdoors for students and teachers that were involved and the general public, as well as on the 16th floor of the NLB for the VIPs of this event, comprising delegates and ambassadors from various embassies. She was accompanied by teacher Tingxi(her very own violin teacher) and teacher Jeremiah.
Ellie's outdoor performance was not an easy one, as it was very windy and there was a lot of ambience noise while she played into a condenser microphone. However, she did not have any issues with her score flying all over the place as she committed her whole performance to memory! Bravo Ellie!
The indoor segment was a breeze for young Ellie. There were many VIPs present in the audience but Ellie did not even flinch as she played with skill and dexterity! Being in a more controlled environment, she was able to shine and her wonderful playing impressed each and every member in the audience!
Overall, young Ellie's debut public performance was a success! She showed maturity in her violin playing way past her age and faired excellently! We at The Music Suite are extremely proud of her and wish her all the best as she continues to grow and perform regularly!