VIDEO: Mozingo in Ellisville Spotlights Lafayette Violinist

Alan Lu of Lafayette High School said he hopes to soon become a member of the St. Louis Youth Orchestra.

in Ellisville gave a special shout out to violin student Alan Lu in its monthly spotlight for May. Read on to learn about the string road that led Lu to where he is today, then listen to the accomplished student in the video above.

Ellisville Student Highlight: Alan Lu

How long have you been playing your instrument?

  • 10 Years

Who is your instructor?

Where do you go to school?

What musical honors have you recently received?

What other activities do you participate in?

  • Tennis

What are your goals for the future/college?

Who/what is your favorite artist/band?

  • Joshua Bell
  • Itzhak Perlman

What is your favorite type of music?

  • Classical (Romantic)
  • Alternative


Ellisville Instructor Highlight: Mark Gurevich

What instrument(s) do you teach?

  • Violin and Viola

How long have you been playing your instrument?

  • About 50 Years

What school did you attend/degrees do you have?

What is your favorite thing about teaching?

  • Students learning techniques and skills in music development
  • See students progress to orchestra positions

What musical honors have you received that you are most proud of?

  • My students that advanced to Concert Master, St. Louis Youth Orchestra, Concert Master of National High School Honors Orchestra, Concert Master Missouri State Orchestra, Members in St. Louis Youth Orchestra, Missouri State Orchestra, and Young People’s Orchestra of Webster University.

Are you currently performing by yourself or with a band in the local area? If so, where and with whom?

  • Former member of Webster University Symphony Orchestra

Who/what is your favorite artist/band?

  • Violin Players
  • Ithzak Perlman
  • Isaac Stern
  • David Oistrakh
  • St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

What are some simple tips you can give out on how to become a better player?

  • Practice! Practice! Practice makes perfect!


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