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Jingning Zhang

Montreal , 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 ?
5

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
My mom initially wanted me to play the piano, but I am thankful that she brought home a violin for me instead.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I am still exploring what kind of career I would like to pursue in the future. But, I know that music will always be an important part of my life.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I like spending time with friends, working out, and occasionally, I model.

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

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

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Beethoven Eroica Symphony

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I love it.

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 ?
In today’s society, finding a job is the most daunting challenge that most classical musicians, including myself, fear.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
Many of my friends in university orchestra are in NYOC this year or have done NYOC in the past. They encouraged me to apply, so I did!

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 have participated in many youth orchestras in the past. However, I believe NYOC provides a special combination of meeting new people, working at a high, professional level, as well as seeing the rest of Canada.

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, I only applied to NYOC.

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 most likely get a job or internship.

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?
Living in Philadelphia for most of my life, I grew up going to Philadelphia Orchestra concerts. Through the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, summer festivals, and private lessons, I got to know most of the musicians on a personal level. I was honored to experience a side-by-side rehearsal with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Playing in Verizon Hall, sitting on the same stage, and sharing the same stand with violinists, like Kimberly Fischer, Daniel Han, Hirono Oka, and my late teacher, Mr. William dePasquale, people that I had admired all of my life, that was my proudest moment.