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Danielle Johannes

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Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
My father suggested that I would like playing the oboe and had me listen to recordings of oboists. I really liked the sound that the instrument made.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
After finishing an undergraduate degree at Wilfrid Laurier University, I hope to complete a Masters in performance and win auditions for principal oboe positions of symphony orchestras in North America.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
I really enjoy cooking and baking. I also enjoy running, canoeing and going for long walks.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
Cynthia Steljes who formerly played in Quartetto Gelato.

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Swimmers by Broken Social Scene

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?
People might be surprised to know that I have type 1 Juvenile Diabetes and was diagnosed with the condition just five months after playing the oboe (it was a busy year).