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Kelly Herrmann

Montreal , Quebec , CANADA

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Hometown / ville
South Hero, USA

Age / âge
21

Instrument
Flute

How old were you when you started playing your instrument? / Quel âge aviez-vous quand vous avez commencé à jouer votre instrument ?
9

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
An older daughter of our family friends played it growing up (who now happens to be pursuing a career as a flutist), and I wanted to be just like her

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
Teach lessons, play in an opera orchestra

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
The realization that I could do what I love and potentially make money doing it

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 ?
Loss of interest of my peers-- people in our generation are less interested than ever in classical music. We need to figure out a way to change this.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
Connections with peers that I will work with for the rest of my career, orchestral experience without the added stress of school

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.) ?
Theatre

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Musical theatre, skiing, waterskiing

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

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

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Shostakovich String Quartet no. 8

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
The new Andrew Bird album

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?
Waitressing at a local restaurant

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 live on an island in the middle of Lake Champlain

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

 
     
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