Interview with Maria Cini (@mariaciniviolinist)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I’ve always been a very creative person and considering that I had always just taken that creativity out through music, following that path just seemed like what I was meant to do.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
Let yourself take a break. Music should not be about competition or business. Yes, at the end of the day, it is work – but treating it as just that rather than an extension of who you are and a display of your self-expression is not only going to burn you out, but it’s just going to rob you of your creativity and I don’t think I could think of a greater tragedy. Believe in yourself and the process will follow.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
I can never thank my parents enough for letting me explore myself when I was younger. If they didn’t support me through my journey and enroll me in violin classes, I could have never reached this point in my life. I also want to thank my followers for showing me their support through all the endeavors I have taken throughout the years. I couldn’t have succeeded in everything I try without their support.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
Music isn’t just something artists use to express themselves. Just listening to something that you happen to connect with. It can help you understand something about yourself that you didn’t know, help you process emotions you maybe didn’t feel like you could tackle before. The experience of connecting with others is so liberating and what better way to connect than through the universal language of music.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“The more you believe in yourself, the more you can trust yourself. The more you trust yourself, the less you compare yourself to others.” If you can’t believe in miracles, then believe in yourself. When you want something bad enough, let that drive push you to make it happen.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
I’m the most active on Instagram @mariaciniviolinist but you can also find me on Spotify and Apple Music by the name Maria Cini.