A student from Dunbar High School in Fort Myers took to the big stage, performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City over the weekend.
Aiden Persaud had the opportunity to play his violin on one of the greatest stages known to musicians.
“I don’t want to realize how important Carnegie Hall is. But when I walked in, I was really shocked, like my jaw dropped. Because it’s too big. It’s like, this stage is huge. And like, I was surprised to play there,” Aiden said.
Getting to Carnegie Hall isn’t easy, especially in the midst of a pandemic.
“It’s really exciting to be in New York City because as a musician it’s like the best place to play music, especially at Carnegie Hall.”
Once on stage, Aiden met and played with other talented high school students.
Aiden said, “We all tried our best. And we worked really hard. But in the end, we all had fun together.”
Talent can take you far. For Aiden, it allows him to explore the big apple.
“We love to travel the city to different places, we go to the rock, the Rockefeller Center, we go to the Statue of Liberty, and we also take a boat tour. So it was really fun.”
Aiden says he recognizes the importance of dedication and persistence to achieving your goals and sends this message to anyone who sets the bar high.
“You can do it, but all you have to do is work hard. Be yourself and don’t let anyone tell you you can do it as long as you put your heart and mind into it,” Aiden said.
Hard work will pay off. Aiden even met internationally renowned composer and conductor Mirt Mosier, who composed a song that Aiden played in an honorary concert at Carnegie Hall.
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