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Gabriele Thielmann

Edmonton , 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 ?
Being a three year-old I didn't really know what I was getting myself into! However I come from a very musical family and my dad plays the violin so I guess it was just assumed that I would have the right genes to play violin too and like it.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I absolutely love performing and it would be great to play in a professional orchestra chamber group (or anything else) in the future. I've always had an interest in health care too so we'll see how I can mesh those two fields together someday.

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I just couldn't live without it.

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 ?
Most musicians I know definitely meet road blocks in their practicing lives where it becomes difficult for various reasons to achieve the desired results. The biggest challenge for me is to welcome those days and keep motoring on regardless knowing that whatever work I put into practicing is never a waste of time.

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 have definitely noticed myself improving and developing as a musician since my first summer with the NYOC in 2011. I know that the NYOC is a place that fosters that growth and I am excited to participate in that environment again.

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

Do you participate in any other performing or creative arts?/ Êtes-vous artiste dans un autre milieu que la musique (théâtre, arts visuels, etc.) ?
Not really

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Anything outdoorsy: camping hiking exploring :). I'm into crafty things too like drawing with crayons and making friendship bracelets.

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

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

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Dido's Lament from Dido and Aeneas

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Bach's Solo Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major

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?
Finding ways to make money!

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 get really excited when I discover community gardens.

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Find someone who really inspires you and makes you completely fall in love with music! That way when you're having troubles staying motivated you will have a reason to take a breath (even watch some youtubes) and remember why you're doing what you're doing in the first place.

For returning members: What is your fondest memory from a previous session and/or tour? / Pour participants vétérans: Quels sont vos souvenirs préférés de la session ou tournée précédente de NYO Canada?
Performing! Chamber groups and the full orchestra.