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Jenna Koller

Edmonton , Alberta , 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 was drawn to the sound and tone of the viola. And the feeling of originality that comes with being a violist.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I wish to become a professional musician and travel the world playing in as many concert halls as possible and share my love of viola with everybody!

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
The quality of classical music greatly surpasses any other genre. I love to learn about the ways classical music evolved from our history and imagine how much more it can change and grow in the future. This drives me to explore my place in this evolution of classical 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 biggest challenge for me will be in my post secondary years, finding a balance between my goals of playing in the Olympics for badminton, yet still growing and learning all that I can in music.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
Participating in NYOC will give me a chance to fully immerse in the musical world and I can't help but benefit from every experience the NYOC can offer.

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 ?

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

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

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Brahms Symphony #3 in F minor opus 90

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Oblivion by Two Cellos

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?
Attending music camps in various locations

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 play competitive badminton at a national level

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Its your hard work and struggle that makes you accomplished, not the number of medals on your shelf.