For Pierre Journel
Published on 2013-08-29
Here's one of the rare interview of Tina S. You have most likely seen recently on YouTube the video shown below where Tina (@tina_s__) covers Eruption from Eddie Van Halen. One can only be impressed by her level of virtuosity, of course I would have liked to feel more fire, more passion in her performance but no doubt this will change in the future. At 14, her technical level is pretty amazing. We will hear more from her in the future.
With a teacher like Renaud Louis-Servais she will continue to progress in her guitar playing.
Interview with Tina S.
Q: Hi Tina, what was your first guitar?
Tina : My first guitar was a classical guitar with which I started the academy of classical music at the age of 6 years. It was an Alvaro.
Q : What are your influences?
Tina : I do not really have any influence. There are of course groups and guitarists that I like such as Van Halen or Slash.
Q : What is your training?
Tina: I started with a standard curriculum by enrolling at the age of 6 years at the conservatory of classical music. At the age of 13, I decided to turn to a more rock'n'roll world starting to play on the electric guitar.
Q : What has so far been the most memorable of your early career stages?
Tina: It is a mistake to talk about career for me. I had a classical education, then through this training I could easily start on electric guitar, but I have not yet had the opportunity to live with particular highlights . Of course, the making of a buzz on the Internet with the Van Halen solo and the follow-up of the buzz with my second video is very impressive. But for me, I have not yet started my career as a guitarist.