Elisabeth Varlow started playing the violin when she was eight, and then won 2 scholarships to the Royal College of Music. Since 1994, she plays the viola with the London Symphony Orchestra. She's also won the prestigious Frink Award for people who overcome disabilities to make outstanding achievements .
Liz started to lose her hearing when she was 16, and became deaf by 19. She said, "Deafness is often seen as an obstacle. But with the benefit of a solid technique and a good sense of humour, I have found deafness to be little handicap to my career."
(Tun Dr Siti Hasmah is hearing impaired today, and also plays the violin very well, from memory!)