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Dakota Martin

Lanark , Ontario , CANADA

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01. How old were you when you started playing your instrument?/ Quel âge aviez-vous quand vous avez commencé à jouer votre instrument ?
15

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
After playing the piano and saxophone as a child I decided to try the flute and I have never looked back since.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
My main professional goal is to play in a professional symphony orchestra.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
In my spare time, I enjoy cooking for friends.

05. Do you write/arrange your own music?/ Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
No

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
Emmanuel Pahud

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Debussy Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Mozart Concerto in G major

09. 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 l’ONJC ?
N/A

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
My love of performing and the enjoyment I get from collaborating with a wide variety of talented colleagues is what has inspired me pursue a career in classical music.

11. What do you think 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 biggest challenge as a young classical musician is finding ways to gain experience in a professional setting.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
The NYOC offers me the opportunity to gain applicable, on the job, experience in a very high level ensemble.

13. How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada?/ Comment bénéficierez-vous de votre participation dans le programme de NYO Canada?
Playing in the NYOC will give me the opportunity to learn new repertoire, work with experienced faculty, and collaborate with talented, like-minded colleagues.

14. Were you accepted to any other summer music programs this year?/ Avez-vous été accepté/e à tout autre programme musical estival cette année?
No

15. If you weren’t touring with the NYO Canada, what would you be doing during the summer?/ Si vous n’étiez pas en tournée avec NYO Canada, que feriez-vous cet été?
If I wasn't spending my summer with the NYOC I would be participating in other music festivals or performing and working in my home town.

16. What was the proudest moment of your music career thus far?/ Jusqu’ici, quel est le moment de votre carrière musicale qui vous a apporté le plus de fierté?
Performing the Mozart Flute Concerto with the McGill Symphony Orchestra

17. What scholarships, if any, have you been awarded in the past year?/ Quelles bourses, le cas échéant, avez-vous remporté au cours de la dernière année?
Phillis and Bernard Shapiro Scholarship in Instrumental Performance

18. What awards, if any, have you won in the past year?/ Quels prix, le cas échéant, avez-vous remporté au cours de la dernière année?
N/A