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Alisa Klebanov

Ottawa , 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 ?
3 years old.

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
My mother really wanted me to start studying music at such a young age because she studied music throughout her childhood, until she went to university; she wanted me to have the same experience as her.. except I am pursuing music at university!

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
My professional goal is to win a lasting position with a professional orchestra, and also to teach developing musicians.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
In addition to music I love to travel, spend time outdoors, reading good books, and eating food...... ..... . ........ .

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 ?
Julia Fischer/Christian Ferras

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Hard question, but right now it is Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Bartok Violin Concerto 2

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 ?
Probably the first time we performed the second program - pretty sure it was in Montreal at the Maison Symphonique, and I loved how I felt when performing the Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances, which is still one of my favourite pieces written for orchestra.

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
At first I was quite hesitant in keeping music as a part of my life, but after a reaching a certain level of playing I realized what a big part of my life playing violin was to me, and I knew that if I dropped it I wouldn't be the same person anymore; nothing makes me feel more motivated and fulfilled than making music.

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 ?
Coping with setbacks, dealing with nerves and stresses, and staying positive.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
I've heard from numerous friends and teachers that playing with the NYOC is an amazing experience.

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 the NYO Canada will help me become a better ensemble player, and because of the diverse repertoire choices, it will give me the opportunity to explore different styles of music.

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?
Orford, Orchestre de la Francophonie

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'd be spending that time with the Orchestre de la Francophonie!

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 of my musical career so far was this one performance I had of the Shostakovitch 8th quartet last December - I was never more comfortable playing that piece on stage before, and the audience was extremely moved by our performance.

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?
Anantamaran Memorial Scholarship

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?
Anantamaran Memorial Trophy