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Shang-Jung (Kitty) Chan

Surrey , British Columbia , CANADA

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How old were you when you started playing your instrument? / Quel âge aviez-vous quand vous avez commencé à jouer votre instrument ?

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I loved how sophisticated the cello sounds, and the amount of emotion that can be expressed is amazing. Best of all, I get to sit down when I play.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
Hopefully join more competitions in the future, as well as professional orchestras.

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
Classical music is unique. It never gets old. The melodies are so powerful that they are healing, and it allows me to meet all the wonderful musicians throughout the nation by taking part in amazing opportunities.

What 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 ?
Time. Being a Grade 11 student with the reputation of bring a straight A's student with the International Baccalaureate program, I find myself having hard times fitting everything into my schedule.

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 will meet more talented musicians that will give me valuable lessons that can benefit my future career as a musician.

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

Do you participate in any other performing or creative arts?/ Êtes-vous artiste dans un autre milieu que la musique (théâtre, arts visuels, etc.) ?

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
I've always enjoyed swimming and playing the badminton. Also, drawing has always been the best pass-time activity for me when I can't play my instruments.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
Jacqueline Du Pre

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

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Dvorak Cello Concerto in b minor

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Dvorak Cello Concerto 3rd movement

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?
Visiting my grandparents and my family in Taiwan. As well as taking private lessons with some music teachers in Taiwan and have a great time with music just like I will with National Youth Orchestra.

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 am generally a really happy person that can seem like I'm having too much sugar.

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Never give up on classical music. It is truly lucky to have classical music in your life, and it is what makes you special.