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Joanne Choi

Toronto , 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 ?
9

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
When I was five, I visited a family friend's house, and their son played the cello. I thought the sound was absolutely beautiful. Seeing how much I liked it, my parents got me a cello four years later.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
After graduating university with a Bachelor's degree in Music, I will pursue my musical studies to get a Master's Degree, and perhaps a Doctorate degree as well. As for careers, perhaps a professional chamber musician, professional orchestral player, or a professor.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I like reading, writing, and eating.

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

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

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
String Quartet No. 1 and 2 by Janacek

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Prokofiev Sinfonia Concertante

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 ?
When I decided that I wanted to pursue music as a cellist.

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 ?
I think the biggest challenge is surviving and becoming successful in this competitive music world today.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
Because of its reputation as one of the best youth orchestras in Canada.

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?
Participating in the NYOC will be an invaluable experience for me. It will help me gain critical skills for my musical career and will also help me develop tremendously as a musician.

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 only applied to NYOC.

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 practising and preparing for University in the fall. Perhaps travelling, etc.

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?
When I was chosen as one of three cellists in Toronto to perform for Mischa Maisky at his masterclass in 2012.

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?
IU Scholarships, RCM Scholarships

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?
Premier Young Artist Award ($14,000)

 
     
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