Excerpt from my Newsletter August 2012
“I am not an entertainer. I am not interested in bedazzling you with flashy, virtuosic playing and mindless antics. I am not here to help you temporarily forget about your daily woes and worries. I am here to help us remember-remember who we are, remember the meaning of soul. I am here to stand for truth. I am here to be Love, be Consciousness. I am not here to distract you from the pain and guilt that you feel from betraying your soul, from seeing how you could help but don’t. I am here to help us see-see that we have done enough harm to ourselves, each other and our planet and that it’s time to make a different choice.”
My name is Kailin Yong and I am a violinist, teacher, composer and producer who believes in the power of music to bring about positive changes in our world, which is why I’ve dedicated my life to making music with the intention of building cultural bridges and promoting peace.
I do so through my constant and tireless exploration and study of music and instruments from around the world, playing and writing music that not only celebrates the diversity of the human race but also illuminates our commonalities. As an educator, I teach music as a living and breathing language, mixing improvisation, innovation and tradition to help students find their own unique voices.
My offerings also include being a collaborator, arranger and producer to help other artists realize their creative visions.
Please join me on my journey in search for truth, love and beauty!