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Gabrielle Jacob, BC

Prince George , British Columbia , 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 ?
My dad brought me home a 1/16th size violin the summer I turned two. I loved it, and began playing in my mother's Suzuki violin group; my mom is a Suzuki violin teacher.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I would like to maintain a high level of violin performance and academic excellence. I plan to apply to a double major's university program. As well, I would like to help those less fortunate find a better quality of life through music.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I enjoy outdoor activities, such as skiing, biking, swimming and kayaking. As well, I enjoy reading, teaching violin and studying.

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 ?
Hilary Hahn

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Symphony No. 6 by Beethoven

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Concerto in E minor by Mendelssohn

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 enjoy the balance between technicality and musicality. I love the sound of the violin. I enjoy collaborating with other musicians and playing in both chamber music ensembles and orchestra.

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 ?
I live in a rural community where there is not many young classical musicians who play the violin. It can be challenging to continue practicing when it seems I am the only person pursuing excellence in violin performance.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
To gain orchestral experience, learn from the conductor and musical faculty. As well, to collaborate with classical musicians my own age.

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 will gain orchestral experience and have the opportunity to collaborate with many musicians. I feel NYO Canada will inspire me to continue my pursuit of classical music. I look forward to working with the conductor and other faculty.

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?
No, I only applied to the NYO Canada.

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?
Most likely, I would be attending the Courtney Youth Music Centre on Vancouver Island, where I can work with my violin teacher on both solo and chamber music repertoire. As well, practicing the violin and hanging out with my friends!

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?
My proudest moment was when I won the Integris Credit Union / Prince George Symphony Orchestra Youth Music Award. This award allowed me the opportunity to perform the Bruch Violin Concerto with the P.G.S.O. I feel the entire learning experience, from choosing the concerto to performing, was a great learning experience.

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?
I was nominated to the Provincial Performing Arts Festival for Intermediate Strings.