Manaka started the violin on her 7th birthday. Our first class together was a birthday present from her parents. We have now had 6 months of violin study together and she presented the piece “恭喜发财” for a public Chinese New Year event. She quickly learnt the piece in over two weeks fairly on her own and managed to play it by heart. In spite of the excitable crowd around you, you did a job well done Manaka! Congratulations on your first public debut! Here is the video taken by her mother of her performance for all of us to enjoy! Happy Chinese New Year!