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Alexia Hlynialuk

London , 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 ?
After watching a violinist perform on Sesame Street at age three, I knew I wanted to play the violin.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I would love to tour as a member of a chamber ensemble. It is my hope to have a future career in the Arts.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I enjoy travelling, painting and writing poetry. In addition, I love to perform as an actor in a theatre setting and enjoy attending as many live theatre performances as time permits.

05. Do you write/arrange your own music?/ Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
Yes, I enjoy arranging pop tunes.

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
At the moment, James Ehnes

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Currently, Ravel String Quartet in F

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto 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 ?
The final performance of Mahler's 9th Symphony was so beautiful and emotional. The most touching performance I have been a part of by far!

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
My desire to play the violin led me to pursue training as a classical musician.

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 ?
Finding enough practice time.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
I absolutely loved the experience last year with the NYOC and I could not pass up the opportunity to be a member of the 2014 orchestra!

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?
Every aspect of this program; the professional training, the exciting repertoire, the musicianship of the orchestra and the friendships made, will benefit me in my musical endeavors and life in general.

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?
I would be attending a Music Institute.

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?
The performances I was fortunate enough to be part of as a member of NYOC last year have to be my proudest moments as a musician. The heart and musical integrity of the orchestra and all of the staff and faculty involved is inspiring.

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? Scholarship from the Toronto Music Festival

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?
First place award at the Burlington Rotary Music Festival