16-year-old Carrera Stamile performs Ysaÿe’s complicated and beautiful Sonata No. 2, Obsession.
Before picking up the mandolin, Carrera loved the violin and was advancing quickly, but at the age of eleven, she was no longer able to continue due to a bone disorder that affected her collarbone. As Carrera and her family searched for another instrument, they discovered the mandolin, which began a new and exciting chapter in Carrera’s musical journey.
Today’s Daily Joy is part of From the Top’s Musicians with Disabilities Special Initiative. Throughout the month of March 2023, From the Top is spotlighting young disabled and/or neurodivergent musicians who will share their talents and tell their stories in their own words.