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Tina Shapero, ON

Mississauga , 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 was the only kid in the whole school who knew what a French Horn was.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I would love to play in an orchestra full time and play for movie soundtrack recordings!

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I love to go salsa dancing and singing in the choir.

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 ?
Froydis Ree Wekre

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Schmann's Konzertstuck for four horns and orchestra

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Strauss' 2nd Horn 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 ?
Driving through the Rockie Mountains and walking across the suspension bridges in Kelowna!

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
Both my parents are classical musicians and I have always enjoyed being a part of such musical history.

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 ?
Staying persistent and keeping my eyes on the goal without distraction.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
This has always been a very prestigious summer program with past performers who are very well established.

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?
Gaining the experience of performing with such high caliber musicians will create a drive for musical creativity.

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 music and playing with different chamber groups around the Toronto area.

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?
Performing as a soloist with the Oakville Symphony Orchestra.