Profiles Search » Calvin Yang

Calvin Yang

Richmond , CANADA

Calvin's avatar

01. How old were you when you started playing your instrument?/ Quel âge aviez-vous quand vous avez commencé à jouer votre instrument ?
8

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
Compare to the narrow and high tone violins have I prefer the warm and thick character from violas.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I want participate in as many competitions in the future as possible. I will also audition for orchestras or form a chamber music with a few of my close colleagues.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
Car racing.

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

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
J.S. Bach, L. van Beethoven, S. Prokofiev.

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
"Dance of the Knights" from Romeo and Juliet by S. Prokofiev.

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Walton Concerto for Viola and Orchestra.

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 ?
Jamming session.

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
When I was little I always want to be a Principal Violist in an orchestra. In Grade 10 I realized that playing viola would be my only choice for my career because I was not good at anything else. In addition Classical Music is very complex and it is very interesting hear how the great composers express their feelings in 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 I face is being able to understand the piece I'm playing thoroughly.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
To meet and learn more from the faculties again.

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 feel that I will be able to see where I stand in this program again and this will prove whether I have improved during the past two years or not.

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 practicing hard in preparation for the coming school year.

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?
Winning 2nd Place in a competition.

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?
Henry, Annie, and Harry Cathcart Bursary in Music

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

 
     
CMS POWERED BY MANTIS CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM