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Alexia Hlynialuk, ON

London , 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 ?
4 years old

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I was inspired at age three while watching Sesame Street, a favourite television show. I cannot remember the guest artist on the show that sparked my interest, but I remember just how beautiful the music was.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
While I am not entirely sure where I may end up, I know that my passion for the arts will influence my future endeavors. More specifically, I hope to be involved in the art of teaching, performing on the violin, as well as finding a way of bringing an artistic vision to the business world.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
Interests that have always occupied my time would have to be... painting, drawing, cooking, writing, acting and photography.

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

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
Currently very inspired by Maxim Vengerov

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Brahms Violin Sonata No. 3, right now

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Barber 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 ?
I will never forget the amount of emotion poured into the orchestras' final performance of Mahler 9 in 2013, first time I cried while playing (and I was not the only one)! On another note, I will never forget the wind that just did not want us to play Daphnis and Chloe on a mountain top in Kelowna, 2014.

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I think having a violin in hand made pursuing classical music quite a natural path. Once I started lessons, I was hooked and loved attending classical music concerts.

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 ?
It is no secret that a career in music is challenging! Having said that, every career path presents its own unique challenges. For me, finding how I can best work in and for music I love will be the most challenging. Finding new and innovative ways for music, especially classical music, to be marketed and financially supported in communities is something that I hope to help with in my future and I am sure with that will come many challenges.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
My past experiences have been exceptional!

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 that any opportunity to work amongst other young aspiring musicians and a team of professional performers/coaches is a great way to further develop as a musician!

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?
Orford Piano Trio Program

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?
Most likely working and/or attending another summer music program.

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 in the Lola string quartet formed at McGill with members I met at NYO Canada!

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?
Orford scholarship for quartet and Orford scholarship for piano trio