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Matt Antal

Toronto , Ontario , CANADA

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Hometown / ville
Toronto

Age / âge
21

Instrument
Viola

How old were you when you started playing your instrument? / Quel âge aviez-vous quand vous avez commencé à jouer votre instrument ?
12

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I didn't. On the first day of Grade 7 Strings (having never touched a string instrument before) the teacher looked at me and said "you look like a violist."

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
To be able sustain a fruitful living by playing music.

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
Playing music makes me happy.

What is the biggest challenge you face in your pursuit of a career in music? / Quel est le plus grand obstacle à surmonter afin de poursuivre une carrière en musique ?
Getting a job.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
I feel as if it will give me a taste of life as a professional musician. I also look forward to meeting and working with such wonderful musicians.

Do you write or arrange your own music? / Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
No

Do you participate in any other performing or creative arts?/ Êtes-vous artiste dans un autre milieu que la musique (théâtre, arts visuels, etc.) ?
No

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Playing guitar & drums in heavy metal bands and organizing my sock drawer.

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

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

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Rite of Spring - Igor Stravinksy

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Blink-182

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?
Orford String Quartet Workshop, Domaine Forget, and Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival

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 did not start out on violin!

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Practice.