Hometown / ville
Age / âge
Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I saw a bassoon in an orchestra on TV when I was 2 years old and I decided right then that I wanted to play it someday.
What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I would love to have a career as a performer. My greatest loves are chamber and solo music, but I also thoroughly enjoy orchestral playing as well.
What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
I have a bit of an obsession with rock music, mostly of the sixties and seventies -- prog rock, art rock and so forth. I love cooking. Dead languages are also a hobby of mine.
Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
I really don't have one. I focus less on the artist than on the composer. I don't even really know who performs on most of my recordings
What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
If I had an iPod, I could answer this question. As it is, I can say what cds I have recently played. Led Zeppelin -- I and IV; Triumph -- Greatest Hits; Bobby McFerrin -- The Voice; Herbie Hancock -- River: The Joni Letters; John Adams -- Shaker Loops, The Wound-Dresser, Short Ride in a Fast Machine; Emerson, Lake and Palmer -- Pictures at an Exhibition; Pink Floyd -- Meddle, and The Wall
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?
All of the above?