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Meiying Li

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Hometown / ville
Montreal, QC

Age / âge
19

Instrument
Violin

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
My parents took me to a violin teacher's lesson and I watched him and his student play. I found the instrument and the sound so attractive that I wanted to play the violin too.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I would like to play the violin in a professional orchestra or a chamber ensemble.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
It will make me a better musician. I will also have a lot more contacts in the music world.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Photography cooking baking gardening.

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

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
I don't have one.

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Sibelius violin concerto

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 probably be 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?
My voice range is tenor not alto.

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 NYO Canada?
Too many to choose from : the Viohazard T-shirts the violin coaches got us the amazing tour the fact that everyone was so nice the webcast at McGill playing music 9 hours a day the Juno nomination!