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Luke Chang

Vaughan , Ontario , CANADA

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Hometown / ville
Toronto

Age / âge
17

Instrument
Violin

How old were you when you started playing your instrument? / Quel âge aviez-vous quand vous avez commencé à jouer votre instrument ?
5

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
After watching a VCD of Itzhak Perlman on his Russia tour, I was inspired - particularly by his performance of the 3rd movement of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
Play chamber music and occasionally solo repertoire in small but intimate settings.

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
It's a great outlet for emotions - and a equally great way to connect with others.

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 ?
The perpetual cycle of practicing - but there's no other way around it!

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
Training and advice from some of the world's greatest musicians - but also a network of lifelong friends with an irrevocable mutual love for music.

Do you write or arrange your own music? / Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
Contemporary.

Do you participate in any other performing or creative arts?/ Êtes-vous artiste dans un autre milieu que la musique (théâtre, arts visuels, etc.) ?
I occasionally produce sci-fi short films.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Tennis, Taekwondo, Reading, Skiing, Volunteering, Biology, Chemistry.

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

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
Coldplay

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Mahler Symphony No. 1

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
nothing...but if something were playing it would be something by Shostakovich.

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?
Tennis conditioning and training!

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 have a strange obsession with cheese.

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
The odds are good but the goods are odd.