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Timothy Yung, ON

Markham , 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 ?
A lot of my friends picked the clarinet so I just jumped on the bandwagon.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I hope to eventually win an orchestral position and teach at a post-secondary level.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I do a lot of cooking and baking, and try to follow some soccer and basketball whenever possible.

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

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
I go through phases, and lately I've been stuck in a Richard Strauss obsession.

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Currently it's a toss up between Mahler's third symphony and the final trio from Strauss's der Rosenkavalier.

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
The Copland clarinet concerto. I consider it one of the most well crafted concerti (of any instrument) in the 20th century.

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
The Copland clarinet concerto. I consider it one of the most well crafted concerti (of any instrument) in the 20th century.

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 scarcity of orchestral positions will force me to think outside the box for opportunities.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
The lineup of faculty, along with the opportunity to work with dedicated colleagues are extremely intriguing to me.

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?
Aside from the 5 weeks of intensive training, I am very excited about networking with some of the finest music students in the country. Who knows, I might end up working with them in the professional world!

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?
So far, just the Orford Academy. Still waiting for a couple more though.

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 working an office job, practising, and a lot of cooking and baking.

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?
Appearing as soloist with orchestra was pretty great.

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?
I have just been offered a graduate incentive scholarship for the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music minutes before writing this.