Vidal Veràstegui Ruiz
“I’m currently living in Conway Arkansas, and it’s been a year and one month since I came here, and I feel pretty at home here. Before, I lived in Zacatecas, Mexico which is one of the few places in the country where you can study music. I always wanted to be a musician, and eventually realized it was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I’m really happy being here because I’m doing what I’ve always wanted to do, which is being part of a professional orchestra, studying a graduate degree in my field. I’m growing as a person and as a musician.
Being here has been an opportunity to learn not just one culture but many… this semester I’m part of a string quartet formed by a musician from Bolivia, two Chinese musicians and myself."