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Sunny Chan

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Hometown / ville
Surrey, BC

Age / âge


Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
Start all the way back when I was in grade 2 elementary school my mom took me to the Taiwanese violin master's (Cho-Liang Lin) concert in Taiwan from that day on I fall in love with violin. On the other hand violin's shape for me is just like an angel you hold it in your hand to make it sing. It is the biggest joy you can ever have in your life.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
To play in a professional Orchestra; To play in a professional chamber group; or even to be a concert player record CDs and hopefully become well known

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
By joining this glorious opportunity a taste of professional orchestra and chamber musician's life can be experience. Furthermore it can inspire me not only in the music but also my entire future life.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Swimming; Tennis; Basketball; Medical (Dr. House is my favorite TV show); science; new technologies; wood work (especially the way that string instruments are built); a bit about fashion; history that resembles all the human behaviors; and watching meaningful movie; travels; and listening popular music.

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

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

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
I don't have an ipod

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?
visit Taiwan for one month and come back to join other Medical research music or tennis camp. Or finish ARCT practical and theory exam; or the worst choice will be taking summer school.

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?
hmmmmm..... I cut my fingers twice at wood work class (first time was sand paper machine two fingers left hand; second time right hand middle finger with bandsaw... three stitches) and both times occurred right before having a concert (try to imagine having a concert with a huge white middle finger that is surrounded by the cloth... pretty funny).... after that I never have the courage to take wood work again.... I bet my wood work teacher(which is one of my favorite teacher) was also scared to see me in his class again..... Oh~ and I'm also a piano player I finished my grade 10 exam a year ago still struggling whether to take ARCT or not... so I think you can imagine how shock I was when I cut my fingers (I was wearing oxygen mask with a very pale face... just like a Zombie);however to say the truth my mom is the poorest one cause she had to see all this and rushed me to the hospital with crazy worrying heart~~LOVE YOU MOM~ You are the greatest mom in the world~ hope this might surprise you not disturb you...

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?
It is the best joy you can ever have in your life.