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Genevieve de Caen

Edmonton , Alberta , CANADA

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Age / âge


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

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I loved how the cello sounds, but didn't want to play the same instrument as my sister. Instead I chose to play viola and am still loving it.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I'm looking forward to starting my BMus and BSc Degrees at the University of Ottawa in the fall. Hopefully, this may help me get a clearer idea as to what my goals are career wise.

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I'm the youngest in a family of musicians-it's in my blood.

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 ?
I feel as though the largest challenge will be finding a balance between my focus on music and maintaining an appreciation for the other aspects of my life.

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 feel like this opportunity is absolutely going to improve my musicianship, but also I hope to gain an improved appreciation for what a career in music would entail.

Do you write or arrange your own music? / Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
No-I wish.

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'm a trombonist in several Edmonton Jazz Bands

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
I've played interscholastic basketball for the majority of my high school career , love to run, play trombone in several jazz bands within the city and am an active volunteer and organizer within my school.

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

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

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Far Away-Ingrid Michaelson

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Mr. Jones-Amy Winehouse

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 would most likely be volunteering as a camp counselor at the summer camp that I attended previous years.

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 allergic to pineapple.

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Have fun-remember everyone has bad days.