11-Year-Old Violinist

“Despite encountering challenges due to my sound orientation problem, the experience of playing with an orchestra has been incredibly rewarding for me. I hope that this video can serve as inspiration for others who are facing similar obstacles. ” – Natalie Xu

Violinist Natalie Xu from Tustin, California, performs Scènes de la Csárda, No. 4 Hejre Kati, Op.32 by Jeno Hubay. She was 11 when this performance was recorded and is now 13 years old. Natalie performs with Orchestra Collective of Orange County.

Natalie is part of From the Top’s Musicians with Disabilities celebration! Throughout the spring, From the Top is spotlighting young disabled and neurodivergent musicians who have been invited to share their talents and stories on Daily Joy.


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