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Rylan Gajek

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Hometown / ville
Salt Spring Island, BC

Age / âge


Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I used to watch my sisters violin lessons and thought I would like to play an instrument (of a slightly lower register that is) as well.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
It would be great to pursue a career as a composer and performer while maybe studying a bit of mathematics on the side. There are so many interesting things to be discovered in all aspects of life it's difficult to focus on just one.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
This experience will give me a real glance at what it's like to participate in a high caliber touring orchestra. I know I'll return from this with many stories to tell great repertoire under my fingers and left wanting more.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Math biology astrology... Artistic ventures.

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

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
Not sure.

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Sibelius Symphony No. 3 in C major.

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 tending to my garden reading camping and definitely attending some other summer music program. I was also accepted into Tanglewood in Boston and Morningside Music Bridge in Calgary.

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 live on a tiny island and enjoy temperate horticulture.