April’s Classical Kid – Meera Nair
April 11th, 2013
Omaha, NE — This monthâ€™s Classical Kid likes corgis and Tchaikovsky.[audio:https://kvnonews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/meera-nair-web-20130410.mp3]
KVNOâ€™s April Classical Kid is nine-year-old Meera Nair. Meera is in the sixth grade at Brownell-Talbot, plays violin in her school orchestra, and sings in the school choir. She plays in the Omaha Area Youth Orchestraâ€™s â€œHonors Orchestraâ€ and also played piano for 6 years.
â€œI like Burgmullerâ€™s â€˜Innocenceâ€™ from Op. 100, and Clementiâ€™s â€œSonatina No. 2â€™ I like the whole â€˜Sonatinaâ€™, but I would say my favorite movement would be the first movement. I like pieces by Vivaldi, I especially like his special bowing. Itâ€™s tricky, but itâ€™s fun to play!â€
She also enjoys Chopin and Tchaikovsky.
â€œI feel that his â€˜Swan Lakeâ€™ is very beautiful, and also I danced ballet before, so when I did the â€˜Nutcrackerâ€™ I liked the music that was set for that dance.â€
Ballet is not Meeraâ€™s only outlet for dance.
â€œItâ€™s Kuchipudi, and itâ€™s from southern India, and it is a very narrative, expressive, and rhythmic dance. One unique aspect of the dance is to dance on a brass plate.â€
CUT 5 DANCE MUSIC: â€œYou do it to the Indian Classical music called â€˜Carnatic Musicâ€™, and Carnatic Music has â€œragamsâ€ which are like your time signatures and â€œthalamsâ€ which are your rhythms.â€
Meera listens to KVNO for the Metro Morning Mozart, which gets her ready for the day. Her favorite subject in school is reading.
â€œI like to read other books outside of school, sometimes write short stories, and also I like to play with my dog, Tiana. Sheâ€™s a Corgi, we sometimes play soccer with each other.â€
When she grows up, Meera wants to do important medical research. She has â€œsoundâ€ advice for other young musicians.
â€œPractice, but thereâ€™s something with that. You have to practice the right way, because practice doesnâ€™t make perfect, it makes permanent.â€
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