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MingYuan (Fred) Xu

Vancouver , British Columbia , CANADA

Hometown / ville
Guangzhou

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 ?
10

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I chose it because a piano seemed to big to lug around.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
While I do not plan on making a career out of music I believe it will be quite some time before I give it up completely.

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I enjoy playing music and meeting many different people who do what I do makes for great memories.

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 ?
Practicing and trying to get across an idea one wishes to express.

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 feel that I will learn many new things and that I will meet many interesting people.

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.) ?
Not really.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
I enjoy running tennis and swimming. I also enjoy chess and books are always appreciated.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
I feel like they're all great.

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
I can't quite name one off the bat.

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Probably whatever I am playing at the moment!

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
I don't own an MP3 player.

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 would probably be relaxing and sleeping.

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 don't play any other instruments.

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Don't give up no matter what! Half of a musical career are all the frustrations and hurdles along the way to success.

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?
Eating at different restaurants during the tour and exploring the cities we performed at.