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Yeganeh Sotudehnia, ON

Toronto , 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 ?
I was debating between the violin and piano at the time, and was told to go with the violin because I'd have an easier time reaching the notes with my small hands.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
Regardless of the type of work, I'd like to be in an enriching, collaborative environment, while simultaneously leaving a palpable impact on the world around me.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I enjoy thrilling activities, being in nature, and exploring new places!

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

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
Don't like picking favourites, but I find Daniel Barenboim to be a well-rounded musician and person.

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Again, almost impossible to choose just one, but Shostakovich 5 has been one of them for a while.

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Sibelius and Brahms are up there, but Oskar Rieding concerto in B minor for the sentimental value.

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
Truthfully, I spent the majority of my adolescence just going through the motions and not putting a whole lot of effort into playing music. It probably wasn't until I turned 17 that I realized it was something I genuinely enjoyed doing, and decided to start taking things more seriously. I now find that playing, listening, and learning about it all give me a certain sense of satisfaction that I haven't felt from many other things in life.

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 ?
My constant self-doubt.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
For the ultimate learning 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 NYO Canada will give me a better all-around understanding of what pursuing orchestral playing as a career would be like. I look forward to learning a lot from not only the faculty, but other members of the orchestra!

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 was interested in a few, but only applied to NYO Canada.

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?
Studying and travelling!

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?
Does performing the first beginner concerto that I ever learned count? It's the Oskar Rieding one from above.

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?
Norman Stefani Memorial Scholarship.