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Rose Saurette

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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 ?
4 years old

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
At age 4 I wasn't making too many life choices for myself and the instrument I got to play was not up to me! If it had been I would have ended up becoming a wicked guitar player and going on tour with my own band this summer instead of attending NYO! I do remember being pretty grumpy when my Dad came home with a tiny violin for me... but over the years I came to realize what a wonderful gift I was given that day love the way it has shaped my life and wouldn't trade it in for anything else!

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I want to become an orchestral conductor! and would also love to conduct opera if I am able. This goal is what drove me into music school and keeps me working hard in all my studies. However I do love playing the violin a lot! And so I may find myself having to spend a good few years in a professional orchestra or opera orchestra after I graduate before devoting all my energies to directing.

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I couldn't imagine myself doing anything else really. Nothing else interested me as much as classical music - its performance its history its beauty its power of expression its influence on the human soul... So I had to just go ahead and try 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 ?
Sight reading Sight reading Sight reading.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
NYOC is going to be a great opportunity for quite a few things I think: -spending a lot of quality time on my instrument without other distractions. -getting to know great repertoire in a very thorough way. -getting quality direction and coaching. -meeting and connecting with professors from all over and making good friends!

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 ?
Sketching painting photography; reading (literature and poetry); biking hiking swimming playing tennis; swing dancing and waltzing...

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
For now I think I'd say favorite living - Julia Fischer and dead - Jaqueline Du Pré

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
... a toss up between Herb Alpert and Zac Brown...

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
I really couldn't name only one...

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 1 in G 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?
I'd probably be working some sort of restaurant job at night playing as much violin as I could and maybe attending Domaine Forget or Orford later in the season.

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 was born in Winnipeg but I spent most of my life in the USA in a small town in Northern Idaho called Post Falls.

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Be proud to practice. Stay positive! And remember that only PERFECT practice makes perfect!