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Meagan Turner

Oshawa , Ontario , 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 ?
My grade 4 music class watched clips from "The Red Violin" and "Music of the Heart" one day, and I decided then that I wanted to give it a shot.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
After school, I really hope to play in a high-level professional orchestra, possibly in the States or Europe!

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I had ambitions to be a surgeon for the longest time, but upon realizing that I actually hate science I knew I couldn't see myself doing anything but pursuing music.

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 ?
The numbers! So many people are hoping to make it, it's difficult to believe in yourself sometimes - that confidence is the biggest thing I need to work on.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
In NYOC, I hope to learn more about what it takes to be an orchestral musician. I also hope that NYOC will help with my confidence as a player and person.

Do you write or arrange your own music? / Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
Unfortunately no, that's my worst nightmare (aside from singing)!

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

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
I'm really into sports and fitness, and I'm always up for trying new things. At school, history if probably my favorite subject. Anything outdoors is good too!

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
Maxim Vengerov, and I'm also a big Glen Gould fan

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
Too many to list!

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Bach's Goldberg Variations

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
American Woman

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'd love to do a summer abroad somewhere, but if not hopefully I'd be working somewhere outside, and taking lessons. I've always wanted to get scuba-certified, so I might try that too.

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'm a huge thrill-seeker! White-water kayaking is one of my favorite memories, and I hope to try sky-diving some day.

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Do it because YOU want to, that was my biggest thing. Growing up there were times that others put so much pressure on me that it wasn't fun anymore - I actually quit playing totally for 3 years. Regardless of what others say, make sure you always do it for you!!