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April 8, 2009

By hammersmith

When Wayne Shen (’04) completed his undergraduate studies at UA last spring, he wasn’t completely sure what was next–he knew that he would apply to graduate school, but anticipated a Fall, 2009 start.

But remember, this is the Wayne we’re talking about:

No real surprise, then, to get a note from Wayne today with the news that he moved up that timeline, applied early, and is now most of the way through his first semester at the great New England Conservatory. Here’s a little of his note:

“At the moment I’m studying with Nick Kitchen, the 1st violinist of the Borromeo String Quartet.  Lessons are going well, and getting to know lots of very talented people! […]

I should mention that a few months ago I got to see Stephen Hough play the Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Boston Symphony.  That was exciting (my first time to hear Hough live).  I also saw a masterclass he gave some NEC students, and marvelled at how beautiful his tone was. (It was nice to hear him up close!)”