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Ariel Kwan

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Hometown / ville
Newmarket, ON

Age / âge


Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I was expected to learn it as my older sister played it and the 1/4 size violin was saved for me.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I would like to combine my passion for music with some other professional career such as physician veterinarian or music teacher.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
It will give me a high level of orchestral training and allow me to meet other serious musicians at the national level. It will also allow me to explore a larger range of repertoire.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Figure skating. Sleeping eating and being lazy.

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 ?
Josh Groban

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Michael Bublé - Haven't Met You Yet

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?
Attend high school graduation prom and after prom. Find and work at 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 play in spite of my juvenile arthritis. I also play the piano just as well as I can the violin.

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?
Screaming exercises in violin sectionals.