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Shima Takeda

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Hometown / ville
Surrey, BC

Age / âge


Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I'm not quite sure. My mom asked me what instrument I wanted to play and for some reason I just started "air violin-ing" before my 4th birthday.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I would like to play in a professional orchestra while also hopefully playing in a quartet. I'd also like to be playing jazz/gypsy jazz violin and all sorts of other non-classical genres.

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 think it is a safe environment for me to grow as a musician. I also think that from touring across canada I will get a sense of what may come ahead for me if I am successful in becoming a performing musician.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
I love playing jazz hip hop rock and fiddle music on my violin. I also love learning how to play any instrument that I can get my hands on. So far my favourite besides the violin is the guitar which I play while singing. I also enjoy painting and drawing and I absolutely LOVE photography. Mostly anything to do with art I love.

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

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

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Stephane Grappelli Gyspy Kings Train Gregory and the Hawk Ingrid Michaelson

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 a summer job

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 know how to play about 10 different instruments.