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Julia Chien, BC

Burnaby , British Columbia , 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 ?
13

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
There is always something new to learn.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
To secure a position as a percussionist in a professional orchestra while maintaining a teaching studio.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I like sports. I especially like to play hockey, basketball, and baseball.

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

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
I was recently introduced to Isabelle Faust, and I really enjoy listening to and watching her performances on YouTube.

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Right now, it is the Fugue from Bach's third violin sonata.

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Mayuzumi's Concertino for Xylophone

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 ?
The friendships made.

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
Through my classical piano training, I became very fond of classical music. My passion furthered when I learned about the use of percussion in orchestral repertoire.

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 ?
Probably grant writing.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
The NYOC has and will always be an important training program in this country. Many of the country's most successful classical musicians have been associated with the NYOC.

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?
The opportunity to work with such esteemed faculty in itself is an experience I am looking forward to as well as the opportunity to connect with the fine musicians who have also been selected to be a part of the orchestra this year.

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?
Practicing.

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?
If I had to choose one, it would probably be playing the xylophone part in Shostakovich 7 with the VSO.

 
     
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