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Jeremy Potts

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Hometown / ville
Courtenay, BC

Age / âge
20

Instrument
Violin

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I saw an orchestra concert on TV and the violins attracted me instantly.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I'd like to obtain my doctoral of arts in violin performance. I'd like to teach play in a renowned orchestra and eventually start my own music/athletic program.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
Playing experience and exposure are obvious reasons but I think the connections you make with all the other talented musicians in the orchestra is the most important benefit the NYOC has to offer.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Jazz and metal of any kind. Especially metal. It's nice to have a contrast from what you typically play every day.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
James Ehnes

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
Steve Vai

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Taste of my Scythe - Children of Bodom

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?
Working going to the beach and going to a few summer music festivals

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 recently discovered that I could stretch the skin on my neck over my chin and almost over my mouth.

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?
There's several. Probably the violin section screaming sessions the hours of ultimate frisbee played every day and the getting to see the Blue Jays play the Yankees when we were in Toronto.

 
     
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