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Deanna Choi

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Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
Because I watched my older sister playing the violin. In retrospect I should've watched professional poker instead.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
At this point I haven't the faintest clue. Complete in a PhD in something... maybe absent-mindedness. Or Psychology. They're really the same thing.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
A once-in-a-lifetime unforgettable experience playing music with phenomenally-talented Canadian youth. Growing and developing as a musician a performer a group member an artist. Meeting new people students and teachers from all across Canada.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Broadway musicals. Oscar Wilde. Poetry. Thunderstorms. Cheesecake. Crosswords. Watercolours. Science Fiction. Figure skating. Hiking up very small mountains.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
Does Victor Borge count? If not, then Oistrazukdupperlehnrichpovich. A nice Cyborg made up of Oistrakh, Zukerman, Du Pre, Perlman, Ehnes, Richter, and Rostropovich.

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
Regina Spektor. The Beatles. The Last Shadow Puppets. The Clash. Ella Fitzgerald. Patti LuPone.

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Bat Boy the Musical.

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?
Working or volunteering... Something lousy like that.

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 wear mismatching socks. Always.