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Eshvita Menezes

Porvorim , INDIA

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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 ?
I chose the violin because my grandfather used to play the violin and my parents wanted me to learn it. I continued to learn the violin as I felt it was the fulfilling and I could express myself passionately on the violin

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
My long term goal is to form a fully functional string orchestra in Goa, One that performs regularly and provides opportunity to younger musicians to excel. Before that I would like to travel the world performing chamber music, or orchestral music. When I’m not traveling I want to be a Good teacher.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I’m always interested in any type of dance, Street jazz, salsa and Zumba. It keeps me fit.

05. Do you write/arrange your own music?/ Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
Sarah Chang

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Paganini 24th Caprice

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Tchaikovsky : Violin Concerto in D major op.35

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 ?

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I decided to pursue Classical Music because it’s the type of music I can relate to. It brings a high level of accomplishment after a successful performance. The best part is not everyone can understand it and the ones who do, know the difference.

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 in the opportunity to perform regularly.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
To Learn and Perform in one of the best Professional Music Atmospheres.

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?
As I have not had the privilege of studying music in a professional college, training with the NYOC for the whole summer will be of immense value. I will not only improve my own skills be also learn how to teach and train younger musicians.

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?
Learning New Repertoire and Teaching.

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?
Playing the Beethoven 9th symphony with the Symphony Orchestra of India at the House of Columns in Moscow,and being one of the few Indians selected to perform.

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?

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?