Sunday, November 4, 2018

Sergio Mims: Jeanine De Bique: "It doesn't matter where you come from"

Jeanine De Bique
(Photo provided by Jeanine De Bique)

Sergio A. Mims writes: 

Trinidad born soprano Jeanine De Bique recently did an interview with the Caribbean Beat magazine taking about her life and career.

Caribbean Beat
Jeanine De Bique: "It doesn't matter where you come from" 

By Caroline Taylor

Issue 154 (November/December 2018)

I went to St. Gabriel's RC School in San Fernando, and was in choir participating in the Music Festival and SanFest.  I had a love for music, and was very good at it.  I believe it helped my school work, so I began entering examinations for piano up until professional studies level.

Our lives changed when my mum had to move to Port of Spain for work.  I transferred to St. Joseph's Convent, Port of Spain.  The choir director there and my piano teacher said to me, "You know, you could have a career in this." One thing led to another, and I got into the Manhattan School of Music.  I did my undergrad, master's, and then one year of professional studies.  And from there it started.

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