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Boris Ulanowicz

Vancouver , British Columbia , CANADA

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Hometown / ville
Vancouver

Age / âge
20

Instrument
Violin

How old were you when you started playing your instrument? / Quel âge aviez-vous quand vous avez commencé à jouer votre instrument ?
9

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I had a friend who was playing the violin, and I wanted to try it as well. There was an opportunity to play in a program at my elementary school, so I joined.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I want to be an orchestral musician as well as a teacher.

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I've always appreciated classical music, and I feel that it is the one thing that means the most to me.

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 the balance between being too hard on yourself and being lazy with your goals.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
I look forward to being with and meeting people who enjoy making music, and I think making like-minded friends is valuable in itself.

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 ?
I enjoy reading, writing, and watching sports.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
Too many, but Guy Braunstein and Leonidas Kavakos are definitely up there

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
Again, too many, but the list includes Dave Matthews, Ray Charles, and Mumford and Sons

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Haha. Too many, Mahler 1 and Beethoven 6 are up there.

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
The Scherzo from Beethoven's first string quartet. I don't really know why.

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?
I'd be practicing, getting a job, and spending a lot of time with friends and family.

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 speak Cantonese fluently

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Don't over think it.

 
     
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