10th Anniversary Spotlight: Melissa White

Melissa White on From the Top.

This week’s episode of From the Top features violinist Melissa White, member of the Harlem Quartet.

Quoted by the Lansing State Journal, Melissa says:

“I’m living my dream because I’m playing my violin and getting paid for it,” she said.

“I was so impressed with [the performers on the From the Top broadcast taped in November],” she said. “It was weird to be sitting there as the older one and realizing I was good enough to be on the show at their age.”

Her advice to current From the Top performers.

“You’re not going to love every performance and sometimes you’re going to feel beaten down from lesson after lesson,” she said. “But if in 10 years you can say you kept doing it, then you’ve accomplished something.”

Last weekend, Melissa and her quartet were invited to perform at the White House’s holiday party. Learn more about Melissa on this week’s broadcast of From the Top.