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Olivier Brisson

Cumberland , Ontario , CANADA

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Hometown / ville
Ottawa

Age / âge
19

Instrument
French Horn

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 ?
I chose the horn because of my favorite movie The Lord of the Rings. Yes it sounds kinda geeky but no one can deny that the horns totally make this soundtrack awesome.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I would love to play in a professional orchestra have a career as a soloist but orchestra is on top of my list

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
It simply something that I love and having a career in something you love just makes your life the happiest it can be.

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 ?
The horn itself....I hate it more than I love it 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?
The NYOC is a wonderful orchestra filled with young wonderful musicians. Living with those musicians for a months and playing chamber music and orchestra music with them makes you a better musician.

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 ?
Horseback riding movies tv skating hockey.

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

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

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Ma mère l'Oye

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
My battery just died....

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?
Doing somekind of work with the military.

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?
When I was younger I did 8 years of Taekwon-Do

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Listen to your teachers your fellow musician friends and listen to recordings.

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?
Playing Dvorak cello concerto at the NAC-Southam Hall I love this piece so much and it was a true privilege to perform it in my home town.

 
     
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