“Attending NEC has opened up such a wide range of musical opportunities and possibilities for me to explore.”
Lexine Feng is an award-winning cellist from Atlanta, Georgia who had already distinguished herself as a performer before coming to NEC. One of the determining factors in choosing NEC was the chance to study with Laurence Lesser. She said, “I chose NEC for many reasons: from my knowledgeable and caring cello teacher to the nurturing environment of talented peers and supportive faculty.”
Now halfway through her undergraduate degree, Lexine reflects on the progress she has made. “Attending NEC has opened up such a wide range of musical opportunities and possibilities for me to explore, and I have gained so much insight, progressed as a musician, and established many great relationships and connections with peers and teachers in the two years I have been studying here,” she said.
In addition to her studies, Lexine also teaches cello lessons in-person and virtually. Connecting with others is important. She said, “As a musician, my biggest goal is to uplift and bring joy to others through sharing my music. In the years that I've been studying my instrument, music has helped me find my voice and share my feelings and my passion to anyone listening.”
Lexine is the recipient of a scholarship made possible by the Gregor Piatigorsky Fund.