Take a bow: Singaporean violinist scores Grade 8 distinction at 5 years old

Travis Wong's mother hopes to arrange a concert for him when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
Travis Wong's mother hopes to arrange a concert for him when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.ST PHOTO: YONG LI XUAN

SINGAPORE - When five-year-old Travis Wong achieved distinction in the Grade 8 violin performance examination conducted by London-based Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) in April, his family was surprised.

Travis, who turned six last month, picked up the violin when he was three. He had less than four months to master four pieces of music after his first test, the Grade 5 violin performance exam, last December.

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