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Christopher Graham

Cleveland Heights , Ohio , UNITED STATES

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Hometown / ville
Ottawa

Age / âge
25

Instrument
Trombone

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 ?
I chose trombone because it was the loudest instrument I could play.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
My goal is to play in a full time opera orchestra or symphony orchestra and maintain an active teaching and performing career.

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I have enjoyed playing classical music from an early stage in my musical development. I feel it has the power to speak to our emotions more than any other art form, which gives it great value and great meaning.

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 ?
I think the biggest challenge that I will face in my pursuit of a career in music will be always maintaining a fresh and inspired viewpoint in order to always strive to do my best and achieve my goals.

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 think the biggest challenge that I will face in my pursuit of a career in music will be always maintaining a fresh and inspired viewpoint in order to always strive to do my best and achieve my goals.

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 ?
I enjoy cooking and baking.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
Luciano Pavarotti and James Tizzard

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

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Wagner's Tristan und Isolde

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Jimmi Hendrix - Purple Haze

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?
Practicing, and playing concerts in the Cleveland

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 enjoy gardening.

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Always hold yourself to your own personal best. When you become happy with your best set your standards higher.

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?
The fondest memories I have from previous NYO seasons are the lasting connections and friendships that were created between orchestra members.

 
     
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