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Dakota Martin, ON

Lanark , 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 ?
14

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
After trying many different instruments I settled on the flute in high school. I can't say for sure why I picked the flute, it just felt more natural than anything else I had tried.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
My main career goal is to play in a professional symphony orchestra. Aside from that, I hope to travel and play music in as many places as possible.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
My greatest love, after music, is food. I love learning about food, cooking, and enjoying good food with good friends.

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 ?
There are far too many to choose.

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
That depends on the day. Today I will have to go with La Mer.

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Mozart Concerto in G major.

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 ?
Spending the day in Vancouver relaxing on the beach and eating sushi before playing a wonderful concert at the Chan Center.

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
My love for performing and passion for orchestral music are what made me decide to pursue a career in classical 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 ?
One of the biggest challenges for any young classical musician is gaining high level performance experience that is necessary to move forward in your career.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
After playing with the NYOC last year, it became clear that the combination of chamber music, orchestral music, and performance experience would give me the best all round training experience.

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?
Participating in the NYOC will give me the opportunity to focus on the skills needed to play orchestral music at a high level.

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?
Attending masterclasses and traveling.

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?
Playing the Mozart flute Concerto with the McGill Symphony Orchestra.

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?
N/A

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?
Royal College of Music, Woodwind Competition - flute prize