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Sunyoung (Amy) Lee

Oakville , 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 ?
I didn't really get to choose. My mom asked me if I wanted to play the cello and I blindly said yes.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I hope to join and play in professinal orchestra or in chamber ensemble. Or doing both of them together!

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I like travelling and movies.

05. Do you write/arrange your own music?/ Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
I wish to but no.

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
Too many to choose from. At the top of my list are Colin Carr, steven Isserlis and I'm a fan of Stefan Jackiw

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Again, too many to choose from. I love all of the Shostakovich symphonies.

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Schumann cello 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 ?
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10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
My mom was a professional orchestral musician, so I've been exposed to music my whole life. It's always been a part of my life and I couldn't imagine myself not playing the cello.

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 worry about the limited number of jobs.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
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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 heard NYOC is an intensive chamber and orchestral training program and will allow me to get to meet amazing cool people and play with them across the country. Right?

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 to any other summer programs this year.

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?
Possibly participating in other music program or locking myself in my room all day and practice. Ha.

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?
The recent one is playing in my own recital last month!

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?
Various scholarships from my school

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?
Varios awards from Kiwanis Music Festival

 
     
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