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Becca Gans

Toronto , Ontario , CANADA

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Hometown / ville
Toronto

Age / âge
18

Instrument
Viola

How old were you when you started playing your instrument? / Quel âge aviez-vous quand vous avez commencé à jouer votre instrument ?
8

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I started out on violin, but when I started playing in my first orchestra, I got offered 50$ to switch to viola - so I did

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
My goal is to eventually play in a professional orchestra.

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
When I was little my family listened to classical music in the car, and so I decided I wanted to play an instrument. My first instrument was the glockenspiel and then I made the switch to violin.

What is the biggest challenge you face in your pursuit of a career in music? / Quel est le plus grand obstacle à surmonter afin de poursuivre une carrière en musique ?
Finding a way to support myself financially while playing music and doing what I love.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
By learning so much orchestral repertoire and by being surrounded by those who want to learn as much as I do.

Do you write or arrange your own music? / Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
no

Do you participate in any other performing or creative arts?/ Êtes-vous artiste dans un autre milieu que la musique (théâtre, arts visuels, etc.) ?
no

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
downhill skiing, biking, hockey, reading, traveling

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
James Ehnes

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
Bon Iver, Dan Mangan, Ingrid Michaelson

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Ravel String Quartet

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Patrick Watson - Blackwind

If you weren't touring with NYO Canada what would you be doing with your summer? / Si vous ne faisiez pas partie de NYO Canada que feriez-vous cet été?
Probably working, or doing another music festival.

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 went hiking in Iceland this year!

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Keep on practicing and always enjoy what you're doing!

For returning members: What is your fondest memory from a previous session and/or tour? / Pour participants vétérans: Quels sont vos souvenirs préférés de la session ou tournée précédente de NYO Canada?
Trying out all of the water slides in the Delta hotels, playing Mahler in Notre Dame, making ice cream sandwiches and FLASH MOB!!

 
     
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