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Blythe Allers, BC

Victoria , 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 ?
Though I can't remember why I chose violin when I was young, now I cannot see myself playing anything else. The virtuosity, the wildness, and the incredible ranges of colour and character that are present in the violin repertoire connect with me on a very deep level; I don't just play the violin, I am a violinist through and through.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
Participate in an international music competition. Travel to different parts of the world with a music-related reason.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
Running, biking, climbing, hiking, reading, science, math, language.

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 ?
Jascha Heifetz

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
The six Ysaye sonatas

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

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
As I grew older and became more and more involved with music, it was a logical course of action to continue into post-secondary music studies. The experiences and friends that I've gained through music are irreplaceable, and the challenges that music offers are both unique and applicable to many aspects of life.

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 fact that it is a very narrow and competitive field.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
For the experience of an orchestral summer camp.

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 I will continue to improve on my skills as an ensemble musician, especially in reaching a high level in a short amount of time.

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?
Working as a teaching assistant at a summer camp in Victoria.

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?
Attending the National Music Festival both as a soloist and as part of a chamber group - and winning in chamber.

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, University of Ottawa Dean's Merit of the Arts Scholarship