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Matthew Nakagawa

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Hometown / ville
Richmond, BC

Age / âge


Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
My parents chose the violin for me because they liked its sound. I didn't really have an opinion at the age of five.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I am considering becoming a lawyer and composing and doing gigs on the side.

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 believe that I will gain a stronger understanding of orchestral playing and valuable performing experience.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
I like to play basketball ball hockey read and play guitar.

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

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

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss

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 working at a grocery store playing sports and practicing violin.

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 am ethnically half-Japanese and half-Chinese and I do not speak either language although I am planning to learn Japanese this year.