“ I am so proud of who I became, I feel much more independant than the model I imagined… ”
Name : Ines Mariana Rapoport
Gender : Female
DoB : 06.01.1982
City of Birth : Puerto Madryn
Status : Single
Family : 2 Sisters and 2 Sisters
Hometown : Salta since 2011
Education : Conservatoire of music
Job : Music and piano teacher
Religion : Atheistic
Politics : Peronism
As a child… How would you picture yourself at 30?
JOB – How did you decide to do this job? As a child I used to play many games, always organizing things, like a secretary would do. I did like it and I imagined that it could be my job when I would grow up. In the meantime, I was playing piano. I started at 6 and entered the conservatoire at 9. But obvisoulsy, at the time, I did not imagined that this hobby could turn out to be a job (smiles).
I started at 6 and entered the conservatoire at 9. But obvisoulsy, at the time, I did not imagined that this hobby could turn out to be a job.
HOME / PLACE OF LIVING – Where you thought we would be living by now?
I did no think about it … Actually, as a kid, I used to move all the time with my family! My father worked in a bank, he was transferred every 2 or 3 years. I was really sad each time we had to move because I loosed all my friends. So I guess that my dream was just to stay in the same place forever!
Ines preparing lunch in her kitchen.
Ines and one of here best friends Fernando enjoying some live music in a famous restaurant of Salta : La Casona del Molino.
Striking and memorable events…
IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE – What are the most memorable event of your personal life? The main event would be an event that was at the both negative and positive: when my ex-boyfriend and I broke up two years ago after a 6 years relationship. It really traumatized me a lot at the time, even if today I am quite happy with the changes it brought to my life. I also think that living alone for the first time at my 22, while I was studying and working in La Plata was a big step forward for me, it taught me how to be independent. The last event that comes to my mind is my week alone in Paris. It was the first time I was able to travel alone to a remote place, able to manage it by myself. It made me stronger and I proved to myself that I was able to do what I wanted to.
IN THE WORLD – What are the main events that stroke the world you are living in? The death of the former president of Argentina affected me a lot. I did not realize I was so close to this government … but I remember, I put on the radio, and at the same time I was on the phone with my friend and started to cry… This made me realize what was my real political opinion. Generally speaking, I think that all the seventies affected me a lot… I think it’s due to the fact that there was a lot of dictatorships and putsches in South America.
BEST MEMORY – What is your best memory? Without any hesitation, my best memory is a piano concert I did solo. Not the moment itself, but the moment after… the fact that I did it, that everything went fine! Every time, before a piano / chamber music exam or a solo concert, I am stressed and I think I won’t be able to do it… but in the end, it is a success!
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT – I am proud that I worked in many different fields. Before being a piano teacher, I worked as housekeeper, as a waitress… I built my own experience and I saw many things.
Looking back / Reviewing expectations
10 YEARS AGO, I imagined that at the age of 30, the most common thing was to be married and mother of children (following the occidental model). I also pictured myself as an independent woman working in the music industry.
TODAY, my life is quite different from what I pictured 10 years ago. And I am so proud of who I became, I feel much more independent than the model I imagined. I have travelled a lot, I have discovered so many things, I can live alone, I can make money out of a job I am passionate about… And I can do it by myself without any help (smiles). I am surprised everyday about my capabilities!
Ines lives in a small of the beautiful city of Salta (North Argentina).
Ines works mainly from her place as a music and piano teacher.
30 years old, a turning point?
WHAT’S NEW? – Did you notice some changes since you are 30 YO? In my mind, there is still a conflict between what I want and what I am supposed to do (the model spread by the society). But I mostly do what brings happiness to my life, even if I am worried about what the others may think. In my body, I have accepted that the best years are over (smiles), even if I am Ok with the person I became.
In my mind, there is still a conflict between what I want and what I am supposed to do (the model spread by the society).
OLD OR YOUNG? – Do you feel « old » or « still young »? I feel young, definitely. I like the same things I used to like before such as going out and having parties.
CHANGES OR REGRETS? What are the things you would like to change? I wish I could have studied and trained more before starting to work so much. Now, I don’t have time…
My Typical day
YOUR STORY IN 10 YEARS – What is the story you want to tell within 10 years? I would like to live in La Mission, in a green and quiet place, in a big house. I have some lands there, which is a good start. I want to pursue my dream, working in the music industry. I don’t have a family project yet, no plans ahead.
THE WORLD IN 10 YEARS – How do you imagine the world you will be living in within 10 years? I believe the future of Argentina will be better… it is placed under the responsibility of the next political party at the head of the country. And the two parties have a really different way of seeing Argentina,this is ghe reason why it is difficult to say what the future of the country will be. For the world’s future, I don’t know either. I have the feeling that governments of every country do not have the freedom to lead their own politics…
Fears and Dreams…
FEARS – What are you afraid of? I am afraid of getting older and being unable to live my life as free as I am today.
ACHIEVEMENTS – What are the things you want to achieve? I would like to share my life with someone while keeping my part of freedom (job, money and house). To find the balance between both … not that easy I guess!
DREAMS – What is your craziest dreams? Well, I would love to open a Bed and Breakfast or an hotel boutique in La Mission… or maybe a music school in the center of Salta. To decorate, organize and manage it…