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Chris Whitley

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Hometown / ville
Toronto

Age / âge
19

Instrument
Violin

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I'm not really sure why I became interested in the violin. My cousin played it all through high school so that was probably an influence. I must have thought it was pretty cool.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I hope to work in music either teaching or performing in any way I can. I'd really like to play in an opera orchestra or work in an ensemble specializing in new music.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
I think NYOC will be a great opportunity to meet other musicians and gain more orchestral experience.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Reading canoe tripping other types of music.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
Gidon Kremer

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
WIll Oldham

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
The new Joanna Newsom record

If you weren't touring with NYO Canada what would you be doing with your summer? / Si vous ne faisiez pas partie de NYO Canada que feriez-vous cet été?
I would most likely be participating in other music festivals in Canada or living in Toronto playing violin and working.

What is there about you that you think people might be surprised to know? / Y a-t-il quelque chose à votre propos qui est un peu surprenant ou hors de l’ordinaire?
I didn't speak until I was 3 and when I did my first word was "More".