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Erica Zheng, ON

Ottawa , 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 ?
12

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I had to pick an instrument for Grade 7 Band, and I had always loved the sound of the flute.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
After finishing my undergraduate degree, I plan on entering a medical or graduate school, in the hopes of becoming a physician-researcher.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
Old movies, literature, coffee shops, dogs.

05. Do you write/arrange your own music?/ Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
No

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

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Lakme Flower Duet (Delibes)

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Nielsen Flute 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 ?
I loved being on tour with the orchestra. It was so amazing to be able to travel and explore cities with friends.

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I am enrolled in a double degree program in flute and biochemistry, and I plan on pursuing the sciences after graduation. I am passionate about both music and science, but to me, currently, medicine as a profession would be more rewarding.

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 in the field of music is the small amount of jobs available.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
I went to NYO last year and loved 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?
NYO Canada provides the opportunity to really focus on music and hone in on specific skills for an extended period of time.

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?
Yes

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 doing research in a lab.

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?
My acceptance to NYO Canada!

 
     
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