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Kevin Ng

Vancouver , British Columbia , 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 ?
It seemed more fun than soccer practice. Also I liked the idea of being able to play with other people. And the fact that we have the best rep in my highly biased opinion.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I'd love to keep performing but at the same time there are a million other things I'd love to try. Would never give up music though.

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
The fact that I enjoy performing and entertaining and the fact that there's so much more great music to learn.

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 ?
Trying to fit in time to practice among everything else. Too many things to do!

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
It will be fun to be able to interact with so many great musicians and expand my orchestral skills.

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 ?
Mainly travelling - nothing cooler than exploring a new city and its people culture and most importantly food.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
Maria Callas. Or maybe Glenn Gould.

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
I have a particular preference for the Pussycat Dolls. And Taylor Swift on rainy days.

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Shostakovich concerto. But then again I say that about every piece I play.

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Pretty sure it's the Shostakovich concerto.

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 like to think that I'd be meeting people and learning new things. Realistically I'd be sitting in my basement complaining about the heat.

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 can cook certain things well but I can't bake at all. I'm also a terrible singer.

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Take your time perform lots and listen lots. Practicing would be good too.