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Blake Pouliot

Toronto , Ontario , CANADA

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Hometown / ville
Toronto

Age / âge
19

Instrument
Violin

How old were you when you started playing your instrument? / Quel âge aviez-vous quand vous avez commencé à jouer votre instrument ?
7

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I heard a Toronto Symphony Orchestra concert and felt inspired by the instrument.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I hope to become the best musician that I can be.

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I felt that doing any other profession felt wrong, and I love to share music with everyone.

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 ?
Learning to connect with other musicians and facing the hard truth that I am going to have to practice the rest of my life.

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 NYOC will help to expand my orchestral skills and knowledge, and bring me one step closer to pursuing a career as a conductor. It will also be a way to meet many new amazing musicians and enjoy a summer of travelling across North America.

Do you write or arrange your own music? / Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
Yes

Do you participate in any other performing or creative arts?/ Êtes-vous artiste dans un autre milieu que la musique (théâtre, arts visuels, etc.) ?
Improv classes and acting

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Coffee, acting, hockey, eating

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 ?
Mother Mother

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
No favorite piece, too many to pick just one!

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Granada - Andres Segovia

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?
I would be at Aspen 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 am a coffee connoisseur

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Stick to it! The hardest times are about to come, but it will all be worth it soon

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 time we began to sing madrgials in Ottawa, and as soon as Alain made the audience silent some man yells from the audience "What the hell is going on?!"

 
     
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