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Angela Chen

Burnaby , 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 ?
13

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
Although I initially started with the violin by the time I reached high school in grade 8, I wanted a change and decided to try out the viola. Turns out it was just right -it was a perfect fit and I absolutely loved the sound!

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I would like to play full time in a professional orchestra while teaching privately at the same time.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I really enjoy playing floor hockey, walking along busy streets in Downtown, baking sweets and making food in general.

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

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
I don't particularly have a favourite musician.

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
There's too many to choose!

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
The Bartok viola concerto.

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 mom inspired me to continue my studies in music. She plays the harp and piano and I really admire how she can make such a positive impact on people's lives just by sharing her joy of playing 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 ?
Finding a steady job with enough income to support myself and my family in the future.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
I've heard lots of positive comments on the NYOC from teachers and friends. I haven't been to an orchestra training music camp before either so I'm looking forward to the experience!

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?
I think it will really improve my ensemble playing for small and large groups.

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?
I didn't apply for any other programs.

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?
Eating and making food, practicing viola and playing gigs.

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 Elgar's Enigma Variations as principal viola with the UBC 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?
The Mildred Johnson Scholarship in Music and the Lightburn/Van Den Bos Scholarship

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?
I haven't won any awards this past year.

 
     
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