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Daniel Lalonde

Orleans , Ontario , CANADA

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Hometown / ville
Edmonton

Age / âge
22

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 ?
15

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I started playing electric bass when I was 12 and somewhere along the way I decided I want to play in an orchestra. Electric bass to double bass seemed like an easy transition in my mind, haha!

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
To play in an orchestra whether it be symphonic, opera, or ballet

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
The art, the challenge, the joy, the craft of learning my instrument, and the opportunity to practice/perform some of the greatest music

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 how to practice as efficiently as possible is always going to be a challenge, and the desire for a coffee break. Coffee or tea and a cupcake. Mmmmmm

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
Performing and practicing with other Canadian musicians I might have not met if it were not for this ensemble. Getting a chance to play some big rep, and learning!

Do you write or arrange your own music? / Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
I do not.

Do you participate in any other performing or creative arts?/ Êtes-vous artiste dans un autre milieu que la musique (théâtre, arts visuels, etc.) ?
I've dabbled in rock, metal, jazz, fusion, big band, folk,

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Walking, coffee, books, tv series' (I'm getting through Breaking Bad right now), board/video games, and interesting people.

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

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

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Mahler 4 is a good one. We'll see what I like next year

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Sigur Ross, System of a Down, MF Doom, At the Drive-In, Bill Evans, The Blood Brothers, Daft Punk, Dead Prez, Edgar Meyer, Gorillaz, Norma Jean, the list goes on.

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?
Probably in another summer program. If not then; excising, eating, practicing, and an involved video game.

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?
Probably in another summer program. If not then; excising, eating, practicing, and an involved video game.

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
I can do an awesome Smeagol/Gollum voice.