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Seok Hee Jang, BC


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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 ?
I picked the clarinet to play in 7th grade band class because my twelve-year-old-self somehow thought it looked almost like a recorder, which was the only instrument I could make any noise with at the time. Needless to say, I haven't ever lost much sleep over that choice.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
Sustaining a life making music with others who are as passionate about music as I am and sharing it with a broader audience in a meaningful way.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
Politics, TV, literature, video games, and repeatedly contemplating the state of the world to no avail.

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 ?
Martha Argerich

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Depends when you ask. At this very minute, I would say Bach's B Minor Mass.

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

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
Honestly, I'm not sure how I ended up doing what I do. My family never listened to classical music, and my high school was largely jazz-oriented, having no orchestra or chamber music. I somehow found classical music, realized how great it was and how hard it was to play it, and kept going along that path because it's worth the effort.

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 think that flexibility in all facets of life is an absolute requirement to pursuing a musical career. However, in some crucial areas flexibility can't solely be acquired by an act of will. Sometimes there are things out of your control, and you can't help that.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
Because I've heard that it's a great program

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 believe it will be an excellent chance to get out of my "bubble" and connect with fellow musicians from other places across the country, learning what I can on the way.

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 to save up money for graduate school.

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?
Having had an absolute stranger, an old lady, come up to me after a performance to thank me for my playing. It somehow made an impression on me for years to come.

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?
Entrance scholarship to McGill for graduate program