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Daniel Wade, QC

Gatineau , 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 ?
6 years-old

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
My mother asked me if I would like to play the cello and I said "ok!" And I am glad I did!

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I would love to join a great orchestra, and play lots of fun chamber music.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I love cross-country skiing and cycling in the Gatineau Park. I also like playing drums, reading, and listening to all kinds of music.

05. Do you write/arrange your own music?/ Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
Not much..

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
Jean-Guihen Queyras

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Dvorak cello concerto

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Dvorak cello concerto!

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I'm lovin' 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 ?
Winning competitions and auditions, as well as always pushing myself to be a better musician.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
Mother is an alumni and my teacher recommended 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?
I think I will learn a lot from experienced teachers and coaches. I am looking forward to play fantastic repertoire with an excellent conductor.

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?
I didn't apply anywhere else.

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 attend summer camps such as the Camp Musical des Laurentides and Domaine Forget.

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?
Being accepted in NYOC!

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?
Bursaries from the Young String Performers foundation and from the Conservatory of Music of Gatineau