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Monica Chen, BC

Burnaby , British Columbia , 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 ?
7

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
My sister started it and I thought it was interesting.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
If I become a musician, I would like to play in an orchestra while accepting various gigs and students.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I like to think about psychology, philosophy, and other miscellaneous topics that sometimes don't matter. I also like to write and watch anime.

05. Do you write/arrange your own music?/ Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
I like to improvise on the piano but I rarely write them down.

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

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
What I like is proportional to the memories that I associate with it.

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
I like most equally.

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 ?
Impossible choices sometimes come up in life, and this is one of them.

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
Except for my dad, everyone in my family is a musician.

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 ?
Apart from the challenges of playing my instrument, earning enough for a living would also be an issue.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
I have heard of its reputation and the great experiences. Additionally, my sister recommended it.

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 is a great opportunity to collaborate with other young musicians while learning from the experienced coaches and conductor.

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?
I would be teaching and playing wedding/funeral/other gigs. And gradually crossing off anime titles on my to-watch list.

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?
That one and only time my teacher complimented my playing.

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?
Trek Excellence Scholarship for Continuing Students, Norah Mansell Music Scholarship, Erich Wagner Memorial Scholarship

 
     
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