I began to compose for solo piano when I was 13 years old. Over the years, creating music has provided me with a means of expressing my thoughts and emotions. These musical pursuits are paralleled by a passion for physics and, for a number of years, I struggled to decide between them. Knowing that I couldn’t leave either one of them behind, I now study Physical Natural Sciences at the Girton College, University of Cambridge, and for me, music and physics are inseparable, intertwined and dependent upon one another. Studying physics provides me with deeper mental content to express in my music, whilst the music I hear and create is the backdrop upon which I experience all else, including physics.
My music is strongly influenced by nature, as can be seen through the names of my compositions, but these references are intended as metaphors for other life experiences. For example, the three pieces 'Rays Escaping', 'Under Water' and 'Rain' form a trilogy which begins with rays of light emerging from dark clouds. Then, 'Under Water' narrates a metaphorical feeling of drowning, but as the light rays enter the transparent water beneath, they can reach even those who are sinking. Finally, 'Rain' represents a release, a forgiveness of oneself and a willingness to move on to a new stage in life.
Last summer, I decided to record nine solo piano pieces and release them as my debut album, Sky. If you enjoyed listening to Starlight, my other music can be found here: