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Ellis Yuen-Rapati

Montreal , Quebec , 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 ?
Like most violists, I started out by playing violin. Whenever I would play on the violin E string, it would sound like nails on a chalk board. Playing on a lower register helped to solve that problem.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
Some day I would love to play in a professional orchestra.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
Eating shawarma, playing video games, and of course the manliest activity, crocheting.

05. Do you write/arrange your own music?/ Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
Other than some world class theory assignments, no.

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

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Shosti 5

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

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 ?
Feeding the groundhog his biweekly banana. (NYO 2012) Also playing squash for the first time last year was pretty darn fun. Shout out to Chris Yoon.

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
Once I started playing in an orchestra, I knew that music was something that I wanted to pursue.

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 ?
Solo performance.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
Portugal.

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?
By playing along side talented youth, and by learning from the experienced faculty, I will surely grow 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?
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?
I would have gotten a part time job.

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 in a small chamber group for Jacqueline Desmarais was a great experience.

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?
None.

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?
None.