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Katelyn Emery, ON

Burlington , Ontario , CANADA

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

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
My parents were the ones who decided that I would learn how to play the violin, but it was my choice to pursue it as I got older!

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
Right now my goal is to play in a professional symphony orchestra. I also want to increase classical music exposure in smaller cities/towns that don't have as many opportunities to hear it in live performance compared to a big city. Additionally, arts management is something that I am interested in.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
Aside from being passionate about going to Cacao 70, I also enjoy cooking, baking, artistic gymnastics, reading and making homemade cards.

05. Do you write/arrange your own music?/ Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
not anymore

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
Janine Jansen and Julia Fischer

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
I am currently obsessed with Mendelssohn's String Quartet op. 80

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Brahms Violin Concerto

09. 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 l’ONJC ?
I have so many great memories from previous summers spent at NYO, but a highlight for me was definitely getting to learn and perform Mahler's Ninth Symphony.

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
It was something that I grew up listening to with my parents, and as I got older my interest in it only became stronger. I was and continue to be fascinated by its complexity and ability to evoke emotions in their purest form.

11. What do you think 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 ?
Trying to "make it" in a field that is becoming increasingly competitive.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
I really enjoyed past summers that I spent with NYO, and the chance to go to Portugal!

13. How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada?/ Comment bénéficierez-vous de votre participation dans le programme de NYO Canada?
Having the opportunity to learn many orchestral works and have various opportunities to perform is good preparation for an orchestral career. Additionally, meeting and collaborating with musicians from across the country will be exciting.

14. Were you accepted to any other summer music programs this year?/ Avez-vous été accepté/e à tout autre programme musical estival cette année?

15. If you weren’t touring with the NYO Canada, what would you be doing during the summer?/ Si vous n’étiez pas en tournée avec NYO Canada, que feriez-vous cet été?
Either going to another summer music program or working (and practicing of course!)

16. What was the proudest moment of your music career thus far?/ Jusqu’ici, quel est le moment de votre carrière musicale qui vous a apporté le plus de fierté?
Surviving the Schubert Octet first violin part this past semester?? All jokes aside, I feel that many of my favourite musical memories involve getting to share the stage with good friends, whether that be in chamber or orchestral settings.

17. What scholarships, if any, have you been awarded in the past year?/ Quelles bourses, le cas échéant, avez-vous remporté au cours de la dernière année?
McGill University Music