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Elizabeth Kovalchuk

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Hometown / ville
Toronto, Ontario

Age / âge


Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I chose the cello because it is the most emotional instrument as well as the instrument most like the voice of a human being.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
My professional goals include landing a great job where I would get paid to do something I would do for free such as playing incredible repertoire in an 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 believe my musical and orchestral understanding will benefit from playing with NYO through the repertoire incredible faculty and wonderful colleagues.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
I truly enjoy taking philosophy courses at university.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
I admire Rostropovich as he was an eccentric who was an inspirational and good person as well as a godlike musician.

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
I admire Ray Charles as he had so much fighting against him in life however he still found the will to succeed and did.

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Britten's First Cello Suite.

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 practicing and taking lessons.

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 was born in Riga Latvia.

For returning members: What is your fondest memory from a previous session and/or tour? / Pour participants vétérans: Quels sont vos souvenirs préférés de la session ou tournée précédente de NYO Canada?
Our last concert in Toronto playing Mahler 6 was a magical evening.