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Kate Frobeen

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Hometown / ville
Victoria, British Columbia

Age / âge


Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I chose the clarinet because my best friend played it in the band and so I, of course, had to as well. I didn't really become fond of it until late in high school when I realized that I could actually do more with the clarinet than just play Sousa marches and movie theme arrangements.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I would like to play in a professional orchestra for at least part of my career, but I would also love to teach at the university level and form a professional chamber group.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
I really enjoy languages and have been working on my German skills for the last few years. I'm also an avid hiker and I LOVE movies of all kinds, especially foreign films.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
Jessye Norman (soprano) and Albrecht Mayer (oboe).

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Mvt. III - Ruhevoll" from Mahler's 4th Symphony, "Beim Schlafengehen" from Vier Letzte Lieder by Strauss, Clarinet Sonata in F minor by Brahms, Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2, Superstition by Stevie Wonder, ABC by the Jackson 5."

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 would love to finish a triathlon one day, I have a secret desire to sing with a big band, and I lawn-bowled competitively for two years.