My teacher said I couldn’t do it : Cassiel McEvoy : TEDxYouth@Conejo

Teachers, adults, and people may underestimate your abilities. The answer is to believe in yourself and show them that, yes, you can! Cassiel performs Scherzo-Tarentelle Op. 16 by Henri Wieniawski on her violin.

Cassiel began playing the violin at age four in Tenafly, New Jersey. She studied in New York City and participated in master classes with the likes of Cho Liang Lin and Elmar Oliveira. In 2011, her family moved across the United States to Thousand Oaks, California where she is now a Thousand Oaks High School sophomore. Cassiel plays in the Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra and studies with Henri Gronnier at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles. Cassiel loves to run cross country and track at her high school.

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