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Malcolm Armstrong

OTTAWA , Ontario , CANADA

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Hometown / ville
Ottawa

Age / âge
21

Instrument
Double bass

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 ?
In grade 7 I needed to choose a band instrument and noone was on double bass so I took up the challenge

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I wish to become a professional orchestral player

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
It is so much fun and I have lots of resources close to me to help me achieve my goal.

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 ?
Keeping focused on playing the bass because life can be very unexpected sometimes.

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 that it will help develop my orchestral playing and my talent as well as discipline

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 like exercise such as swimming or biking. I also like to spend time with friends

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
Beethoven because he is fun to play and listen to

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

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Too many to decide

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
The Rite of Spring

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 to make money for the upcoming year

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?
Boo!

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Follow your instincts and don't give up

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 concerts