Courageous young lady with lupus chases her dream of being a violinist

“Take charge of your own life and to live your own life to the fullest, and also to show people that although we are people with special needs, we can also inspire others in many ways.”

In our newest WomenTalk TV episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Ng Li Zhen, a violinist at The Purple Symphony, who is actively pursuing her passion for music. Li Zhen started playing the violin when she was in her teens as part of her CCA (Co-Curricular Activity) in school. However, when she was diagnosed with lupus at the age of 14, she had to take a break from playing the violin due to concerns about her health. Despite her condition, Li Zhen still retains her love for the violin and she chose to pick it up again. Now, she is living her dream of being a violinist by playing with Singapore’s first all-inclusive orchestra for individuals with and without special needs.

Ng Li Zhen
Violinist at The Purple Symphony

Ng Li Zhen is a violinist with The Purple Symphony. She picked up the violin in school as part of her CCA (Co-Curricular Activity) but was forced to take a break from it after being diagnosed with lupus at 14. However, an invitation to join The Purple Symphony by her friend reignited her passion for music and Li Zhen is now living her dreams of becoming a violinist.