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Age / âge
Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I picked the tuba because I fell in love with the sound it created.
What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
My main professional goal as a tubist is to share my love for orchestral and chamber music with as many people as I can reach.
What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
I enjoy learning about different vehicles. I have spent many of my free hours pouring over magazines like Car and Driver; and Motortrend magazine.
Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
Oystein Baadsvik is my favorite classical artist. After listening to Mr. Baadsvik's CD's I had the chance to play for him in masterclass. I also got the chance to hear him play.
What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
I haven't yet given into the iPod trend. I have a Samsung phone which I call the mullet phone because it has two sides, one for phoning, and one for playing music. The last song I played was Imogean Heap, Hide and Seek.
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?
Most people are surprised when I tell them I worked as a tow truck driver when I was younger. They are also moderately surprised when I tell them my family has zero musical background.