Wednesday, April 4, 2007

News Flash!

Lots of successful classical musicians are Chinese! Who knew?!?!? The New York Times really has the scoop on that story! The full article is here in all its inanity, but what I can't get over is this:

One mother, Czrina Suen, stopped to chat with members of the parents association. A former flight attendant, she had moved from Hong Kong with her daughter Poony Poon, 10, to give her the chance to study piano at Juilliard, where she has a scholarship.

“They are the best in the world,” Ms. Suen said. “In Hong Kong she can’t find a suitable teacher.” Poony, a tiny girl in a fluffy white coat, plopped into a chair.

Poor kid. Poor, poor Poony Poon.

(picture comes from this website...a hoot on its own....)