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Kyle Reyes

Toronto , Ontario , CANADA

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Hometown / ville
Toronto

Age / âge
21

Instrument
Percussion

How old were you when you started playing your instrument? / Quel âge aviez-vous quand vous avez commencé à jouer votre instrument ?
16

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I've always loved being rhythmic and tapping on my legs! I started playing drum set at the age of 14 and started playing classical percussion at 16

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
Playing with a professional Orchestra

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
After watching the TSO play numerous time during young people's concerts and school trips, I've always wanted to play in an orchestra!

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 ?
Winning a timpani/percussion audition to play with a renowned orchestra.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
Another year being under the baton of maestro Alain Trudel will always be a fantastic time. Not only that but playing with phen

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.) ?
Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Running Beach Volleyball Swimming Skiing/Snowboarding Cooking

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

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

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Prokofiev's Fifth

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Ne-Yo

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?
Teaching Kids how to swim at my community pool and other orchestral training programs

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 play a lot of Afro-Cuban Stuff on Drum Kit

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Practice! Practice! Practice! and a lot of Patience