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Wei Gao

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Hometown / ville
Lanzhou, Gansu

Age / âge


Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
My twin sister and I had a choice between piano and violin and we chose violin because we can each have our own violin.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I'd like to teach violin and play in a professional symphony or chamber orchestra.

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 will have a great summer first of all like last year and get to know and play with people who have the same ambition as me. Also to get an similar experience of playing in a professional orchestra will definitely help me in my pursuit of a professional career.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
I love popular music movies and musicals. I also love sports in general.

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

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

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Shererazade Franck violin sonata some chamber music by Brahms a few songs ifrom the Phantom of the opera

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?
Maybe take more summer courses at university and try to find a music-related 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 wanted to become an astronaut when I was young.