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Trevor Wilson, ON

Kanata , 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 ?
Music has been a part of my family for generations. My uncle and grandfather both played the violin, so when I became old enough, my parents thought it would be appropriate to continue the tradition.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I would like to eventually go into conducting, while composing on the side, as I am equally passionate about those as I am playing the violin.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
As mentioned, I am an avid composer, and am also very interested in conducting.

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 ?
Leonard Bernstein.

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Mahler's 9th symphony.

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Korngold Violin Concerto.

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
The thought of pursuing a career in any other field seems inconsiderable, as I am so enormously passionate about music. Whether it be performing or composing, I have never dreamt of dedicating my life to anything else.

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 ?
As there are an astounding number of enormously talented musicians out there already, it makes the problem of finding a place in the music scene daunting.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
The opportunity to work with Canada's most talented youth.

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?
I feel that I will benefit from the instruction led by the NYO Canada's especially talented faculty, and will acquire excellent orchestral performance experience touring with the NYO Canada itself.

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?
At the time of being accepted to the NYO Canada I had not applied to any other programs.

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 probably return to Orford to play in violin masterclasses.

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?
I think the time that I felt most proud was in my first year of university when I was accepted as a member of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, and thereafter had the opportunity to perform some of the great symphonies and orchestral works at Ottawa's National Arts Centre.

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?
Academic scholarships from the University of Ottawa.

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?
Only the scholarships stated above.