Meet January’s Classical Kid

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January 17th, 2013

A well-rounded young musician is the first KVNO Classical Kid for 2013.

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KVNO’s Classical Kids for January is twelve-year-old Wesley Chong. Wesley plays the piano and his favorite composer is Chopin.

“I like playing piano because it’s really relaxing, I can let all my emotions (out) when I play.”

Wesley recently earned the highest rating in the Nebraska Summer Music Olympics. He also plays clarinet in his school band and enjoys listening to classical music and jazz. When he’s not making music, Wesley enjoys a game of chess with friends, playing basketball, and taekwondo, which he says challenges him physically and mentally. He also enjoys a good book.

“I like reading adventure and mystery books: ‘The Heroes of Olympus” by Rick Riordan, ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ (and the) ‘Harry Potter’ series. My favorite movie is the ‘Lord of the Rings’ series.”

Of course, Wesley spends plenty of time practicing.

“I practice about 45 minutes each day.”

Wesley says that other young musicians should follow his lead.

“My advice is to practice and practice and practice and never give up.”

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