The new episode of PD Studio features our youngest guest so far, Ouyang Nana. The Chinese millennial musician and actress outlines her career plan as her fame continues to grow.
She held more than a hundred concerts in the past years. She explained she has a special connection with music, and plans to give more emphasis to creating and playing her own music.
She talks about the patriotic remarks she makes on her social media account, and elaborates on why she bonded with the Chinese mainland so strongly.
She said, "Americans identify themselves by state and city but when they go abroad they’re all Americans. Similarly, in China we always say we're from Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen or Hong Kong, but at the end we're all Chinese."
She started to travel and work in the Chinese mainland at the age of 12. The Chinese mainland, especially Beijing, helped shape her character. She said, "Beijing is like my second home."
When Nana held the 10-year anniversary concert in Berklee, she decided to give all the proceeds from the concert to the Berklee Scholarship Fund. She shared her thoughts and motives behind setting up a scholarship of her own. She wanted to help someone who also aspired to transfer ideas from classical music to contemporary music and plans to continue running the scholarship for as long as she can.
Being a good musician needs faith, so she noted that "You have to believe you are a good musician. Music is not like math, that you have right or wrong. You should believe that music is a language that you connect with people."
Now click on the video for more highlights from the interview.
(Video produced by Zhao Dantong, Liang Peiyu, Qiao Wai, Yan Yiqiao, Wu Kai and Han Xiaomeng; story compiled by Han Xiaomeng)