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Ye Jin Goo


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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 ?
9, but I started with violin at 5.

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I started out as a violinist when I was 5, but my mom thought that viola would suit me better for my personality.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
My main goal is to become a professional orchestral musician in one of the prominent orchestras in world. However, I take good interests in teaching others, so I also hope to become a good teacher.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I love handcraft activities such as knitting or cross-stitching. Also, I like cooking and bakings too.

05. Do you write/arrange your own music?/ Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
If I have to submit it for my course final works, than YES.

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
There are way too many to list. But I could say my Professor, Carol Rodland is one of them.

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Again, TOO many to list.

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Maybe Bartok viola concerto or Hindemith viola 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 ?
Singing the madrigals at the end of each concerts. I’m excited to sing the madrigals again for the encore!

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
When I was little, I was always amazed by how the music could move people and change the atmosphere of the places. To me, music is something that I could express myself, and at the same time, help people who need the help with peaceful emotional experiences. These factors drawn me to study music which I am not regretting it.

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 ?
The biggest challenge that I can think of is that, as a musician, we all know that we could never be 100% satisfied by the outcome of the work we put into to create such a masterpiece. Music or Art is something that cannot be ranged within certain spectrum, but something that consistently has to be developed and generate throughout the person’s life. It is very simple, yet very

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
I thought it would be nice to come back and stay back in Canada for the summer.

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?
This might be very cheesy, but I want to regain the passion and the energetic attitude towards the music that I used to have in me. After participating NYOC in '09, it allowed me to step into the music world, and take my steps further to become a professional musician. However, in past few years, I have completely drained out both mentally and physically, due to the unhealthy competitions and stresses that I had to deal with in the professional world. I am hoping that by participating NYOC this summer, it will take me back to the starting point of when I had the passion and gut to play.

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?
Probably participate National Orchestra Institute in Mayland and spend rest of my summer relaxed, and go back and forth between Rochester and Mississauga.

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?
One of my good composer friend has composed a piece that was specifically written based on her observation of my personality few months ago. Luckily, I had a chance to premier the piece many different places. Whenever I had performed that piece, I was very nervous, yet very excited.

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?
Currently, I am receiving Howard Hanson Scholarship, and Edna McLaughlin Scholarhip from my school.

18. What awards, if any, have you won in the past year?/ Quels prix, le cas échéant, avez-vous remporté au cours de la dernière année?