Meet the 2011 Scholarship Recipients: Brandon Hou

The last, but certainly not least, student in our blog series on our 2011 Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship Recipients is Brandon Hou, a violinist and pianist from Norcross, GA who is currently in the 11th grade at the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology. He will be using his scholarship to attend the Franklin Pond Chamber Music program this summer. Please join us in congratulating Brandon and wishing him the best this summer and in the future as he builds his musical career.

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Brandon HouWhat are your aspirations in your art form and/or career aspirations?

I would love to have a career in music in either performing or teaching. Whether this career aspiration will be realized or not, my goal in music is to take it as far as I can, to reach my own potential. I plan on majoring in music in college.

What do you do for fun? Do you have any interesting or unusual hobbies?

Other than playing in or attending concerts, I love watching movies with friends and playing with my 7-year old snoring pug - he falls asleep as soon as I start practicing! I have also trained in Karate for 7 years. The disciplines needed for both music and karate are very similar.

What is something unique about you that you would like people to know?

Nothing unique, just an average junior worrying about not having enough hours in a day to get all the stuff done. But here is a weird fact about me: I tend to listen more than I watch during movies. I can recall most movie scores in details, but not the movies themselves.

Click here to see Brandon perform Zoltán Kodály's "Serenade for 2 Violins and Viola, Op. 12, III. Vivo." Brandon describes it as "a very interesting and unique chamber trio piece that our chamber group performed several years back."

To see more of Brandon's performances, make sure to visit his YouTube channel.