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Making it big overseas: Enjoying every minute

Published on Jun 2, 2014 8:08 PM
Singaporean violinist Jonathan Ong (left) is part of the Wasmuth Quartet which has swept major awards since its formation last January. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF JONATHAN ONG

Singaporean violinist Jonathan Ong, 27, does not aim to be remembered as a world-famous violinist.

"The people that I respect the most and remember most fondly are not just great musicians, but also great people," he says.

"So I want to be remembered as someone who is not just good in music, but also generous in spirit and kind."

Humble words from one who is enjoying a string of successes as a member of the Wasmuth (pronounced as "vas-moot") Quartet, the graduate string quartet-inresidence at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music.

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