LHI Live: Violinist Liya Jin and Violist Maisie Snyder

Dec 23, 2014

Fourteen year-old violinist Liya Jin and seventeen year-old violist Maisie Snyder have been playing in the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony for four and five years, respectively.

Side-by-side violin & viola
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Although both mix their passion for music with other pursuits, such as science and swimming, Maisie and Liya are accomplished performers as soloists, orchestra members, and as members of the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony String Quartet. 

They perform a movement of Mozart's Sinfonia concertante, K. 364, for Let's Hear It host Cara Lieurance, who asks them about their thoughts on music and their love of performing. Both agree that strong parental support and good teachers are key to their success.