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Molly MacKinnon

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Hometown / ville
Nelson, BC

Age / âge
19

Instrument
Violin

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I remember listening to my mum's old vinyl classical records when I was six years old and deciding that I wanted to play the violin because that was the instrument I liked the sound of the most. I asked for a year and finally got a violin when I was seven.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I am currently working toward a Bachelor of Music Performance at the University of British Columbia. I would most definitely like to pursue a career in music after I get my degree, whether it be in an orchestra, chamber group, or something else.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Other than those listed in question eight, I am also very much interested in literature (especially poetry) and film. In terms of other musical genres, I love to play Celtic music on my violin, and also jazz on the piano.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
It's a tie between Jasper Wood and James Ehnes (both Canadian violinists). In regards to Jasper Wood I may be a bit biased as he is my teacher at the moment, but I was a fan long before he taught me.

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
New Orleans is Sinking" by the Tragically Hip."

What is there about you that you think people might be surprised to know? / Y a-t-il quelque chose à votre propos qui est un peu surprenant ou hors de l’ordinaire?
I know how to ride a unicycle... I taught myself how by using ski poles to keep myself up.

 
     
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