Anna Murakawa: The virtuoso visionary
Anna Murakawa, like many of the women I interview, is a study in contradictions.
Brazilian passion with Japanese restraint? Check.
Super feminine and warm whilst achieving absolutely ridiculously huge goals? Yup.
And yet underneath it all, what’s most fascinating about Anna is her story and how she even came to be studying the violin in Sydney at the Conservatorium of Music.
So many things had to ‘fall in place’ for her to pick up the violin in the first place, let alone have travelled the world studying at some of the most prestigious places. But as we all know, there’s no such thing as ‘luck’.
Winners (and visionaries) make their own luck. They set a goal, they don’t know how they’re going to achieve it, they just know that it’s a must.
And that’s exactly what Anna Murakawa has done and will no doubt continue to do.
0:22 Intro and studying at the Conservatorium
5:27 What has violin added to your life?
8:42 Anna’s story
12:00 Bulgaria, being seventeen and making it happen
24:09 Moving to Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh USA
28:57 Texas USA and the move to Sydney Australia
33:04 How Anna got her $20,000 violin
44:17 A typical day in the life of a professional violinist
50:06 How to get in touch with Anna
52:03 Q&A with Anna Murakawa