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Ethan Allers, BC

Victoria , 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 parents originally wanted me to play an instrument and my personal choice was either Cello or Harp. I decided to try Cello as I have always loved the sound that it can produce.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
After finishing my undergrad at the University of Ottawa I plan on completing my masters at a different school. Eventually I would like to end up in a professional orchestra somewhere in the United States or Europe.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
In addition to music, I enjoy downhill skiing, hiking on Vancouver Island, reading, hanging out with friends whenever possible and more reading!

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 ?
Janos Starker

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Kodaly Solo Cello Sonata

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Shostakovich Concerto No. 1

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 Vancouver concert

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
Both my parents are classical musicians and I never really had an inclination to pursue other forms of music. However recently i have gotten interested in rock arrangements for cello quartet.

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 ever growing number of classical musicians and the ever decreasing popularity of classical orchestras.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
I had a very strong experience last year and I look forward to a repeat of this.

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?
It is always a benefit to play with players who are more advanced then oneself as you can strive and push yourself against them. Additionally the overall level of musical ability will allow a higher refinement to both the chamber music and orchestra that can not be found in many other places.

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 doing more masterclasses with different professors at Orford music festival!

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?
Winning the National Music festival with my quartet in 2013.

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?
BC Arts Council Scholarship