Sirena Huang Posted over 7 years ago Sirena Huang: An 11-year-old's magical violin Hi~ Great to talk to everyone again! Sam: The three pieces that I performed are called Ziguernerweisen ("Gypsy Airs") by Sarasate, Liebesleid (sorrowful love poem) by Kreisler, and Souvenir de' Amerique (Yankee Doodle) by Vieuxtemps. The piece was inspired by Vieuxtemps's trip to America. He often heard the tune 'Yankee Doodle' and when he returned to Europe, he improvised that song into a work for violin. I still can't believe that two years after TED, so many people are watching this and I get the chance to keep in touch with you...it's awesome! I've been really busy the past few months and I have lots of other things coming up this spring--I will keep you posted!