We recently caught up with Australian Cellist Amy Tcheupdjian to talk about some of her experiences as a musician, as well as some of her latest projects she has coming up. Here is what she had to share:
Please give us an introduction as to when you first got into the entertainment industry:
I have been playing the cello since I was four years old. I can’t pinpoint the one moment in my life where I knew this is what I wanted to continue doing, however the way music allows you to experience different thoughts and emotions cannot be replicated in any other profession. Meeting so many musicians from around the world has kept me on this journey which has brought me to where I am today.
Do you feel like you have grown a lot more as an artist over the years, through your experiences?
Definitely! I’ve been so fortunate to have had the opportunity to tour around Europe with various ensembles over the years. Being fully immersed in performing and being surrounded by different cultures, has really helped me grow as an artist -and gain knowledge that I wouldn’t have got by staying in one country.
What has been one of your favorite projects to work on so far?
I have loved working on film music. The past few years I have been immersing myself more into this sector of the music industry and have found the music to be so refreshing and enjoyable. Being able to replicate emotions into music is one of the most powerful feelings and I have absolutely loved working on projects like this.
What has been one of the biggest highlights/achievements of your career?
Performing in Carnegie Hall was an experience I will never forget, where I had the opportunity to perform solo and chamber music as a rising artist. After aspiring to play at this prestigious hall all my life and knowing the amazing musicians that have performed there, it made it that much more special.
Who have been some of your favorite musicians to work with so far and why?
I have performed with so many incredible artists over the years, however one of the most memorable experiences I had, was performing alongside Serbian violin virtuoso Nemanja Radulovic. The energy and excitement he brings to the stage is something that I have never experienced before. It was extremely uplifting and vital in helping me continue to work hard to achieve my dreams.
What other projects do you have coming up?
I am currently programming a concert series presenting a string collective based in Brooklyn NY. I believe that music should be attainable for everyone and I believe that this collective will be able to present a broad spectrum of performances, ranging form standard classical works to new compositions by living composers. I also hope to mix these performances with artists, dancers and poets.
What is your best piece of advice for aspiring artists?
Keep dreaming and you will achieve.