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Rachel Kratofil

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Hometown / ville
Brentwood Bay, BC

Age / âge


Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I chose to switch over to viola 4 years ago because I'm in love with its deep rich and sexy sound. I started out with violin 12 years ago but I knew when I tried out my viola for the first time it was meant for me!

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I'll be a student at UVIC in the fall studying biology and health sciences. I hope to pursue a career in Kinesiology.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
I believe the NYOC will open up more doors for future performance/orchestral opportunities. Experience and meeting new people will benefit me.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
hiking card games ultimate frisbee/football running

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Rush Top Gun sountrack

If you weren't touring with NYO Canada what would you be doing with your summer? / Si vous ne faisiez pas partie de NYO Canada que feriez-vous cet été?
Cabin leading at a summer camp: Camp Imadene.

What is there about you that you think people might be surprised to know? / Y a-t-il quelque chose à votre propos qui est un peu surprenant ou hors de l’ordinaire?
I'm a hardcore wakeboarder. I always like to learn new tricks jumps and spins. One time before taking off for a jump I face planted blacked out in the water and the board swung around and cut my head - I had to get stitches! Just to let you all know I got the stitches out a week later and the same day I was back on the lake.