Meet January’s Classical Kid
January 17th, 2013
A well-rounded young musician is the first KVNO Classical Kid for 2013.[audio:https://kvnonews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/wesley-chong-web.mp3]
KVNOâ€™s Classical Kids for January is twelve-year-old Wesley Chong. Wesley plays the piano and his favorite composer is Chopin.
â€œI like playing piano because itâ€™s really relaxing, I can let all my emotions (out) when I play.â€
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 heâ€™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.
â€œI like reading adventure and mystery books: â€˜The Heroes of Olympusâ€ by Rick Riordan, â€˜Sherlock Holmes,â€™ (and the) â€˜Harry Potterâ€™ series. My favorite movie is the â€˜Lord of the Ringsâ€™ series.â€
Of course, Wesley spends plenty of time practicing.
â€œI practice about 45 minutes each day.â€
Wesley says that other young musicians should follow his lead.
â€œMy advice is to practice and practice and practice and never give up.â€
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