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Julien Siino, QC


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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 ?
5 years old

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
When I was 5 years old, my parents took me to a luthier. The instant they put a cello between my knees I fell in love with the instrument.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
To become a musician, either as a soloist or part of an ensemble.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
Listening to music, attending music concerts and listening to more music. I enjoyed practicing martial arts during high school. I also like learning, reading, running, cycling, skiing, playing various sports such as volleyball, badminton, basketball, ultimate frisbee, etc.

05. Do you write/arrange your own music?/ Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
I like to arrange guitar parts of rock songs for cello.

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
Such a difficult question. At the moment, I am pretty obsessed with Johannes Moser's cello playing. I also love listening to Jean-Guihen Queyras' recordings.

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Another difficult question. I am currently obsessed with Fratres by Arvo Pärt, but I can't say that it is my favorite piece of music.

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
"Tout un monde lointain..." by Henri Dutilleux

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
Both my parents are musicians, so I've always been surrounded by 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 ?
At the moment, my biggest challenge is studying Music and Science at the same time. Eventually, I think my biggest challenge will be finding a sustainable job.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
One of my friends told me about her great experience at NYOC.

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 think that spending 2 months in an environment of musicians in my age group with similar aspirations will definitely be a fulfilling experience.

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 attend another music academy.

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?
Being selected for NYOC.

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?
Scholarship from the Fondation d'aide aux jeunes artistes.