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Jasmine Long

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Hometown / ville
London, ON

Age / âge


Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I started out with Violin and Piano but fell in love with the sound of cello.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I wish to succeed in the profession for Performance.

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 entered NYOC in '07-'08 and I loved it. I benefited by being exposed to other musicians that were my age and better. This helped motivate me to practice more and be more involved in music. (I got bigger calluses that's for sure!) It's because of NYOC that I also fell in love with orchestral music all over again as well. It's such an intense program which I admire and enjoy.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
- I'm an artist. I get many commissions to paint/design objects/murals (t shirts skins for electronics Photoshop designing etc.) and design tattoos. - I love to stay fit and enjoy sports such as swimming horseback riding snowboarding basketball ba

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
There's so many but I do enjoy music from Claude Lamothe Lang Lang Jaqcueline Du Pre and many others.

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
Again there's so many to list! 2PM Ariane Moffatt Brutha and many others.

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Watch Me - Little Brother

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?
I would be attending the Toronto Music Festival Camp working working on commissioned works and hanging out with friends.

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 very outgoing and social, and many would find it hard to believe that in elementary school, I was very quiet and shy. To be honest, I find it hard to believe myself!

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 NYO Canada?
The fantastic feeling of being part of a phenomenal orchestra producing such exquisite music that just makes your passion for music explode. It just makes you fall in love with music all over again.