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Taz Eddy

Victoria , CANADA

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Hometown / ville
Maple Ridge

Age / âge
23

Instrument
Trumpet

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 ?
The flute was too difficult.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I would love to secure a seat in a major European or North-American symphony or opera orchestra.

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
In high school I really started to notice the huge effects that big orchestral scores could play on a movie. I have been exploring the seemingly endless world of the orchestral literature ever since.

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 first challenge is the impossible task of mastering the art of orchestral playing and the second major challenge is the ever more impossible task of winning an orchestral job.

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 chance to work as a member of the NYOC is a perfect opportunity to continue to train and gain experience in an orchestra of extremely high caliber. The training program that the NYOC offers is an invaluable resource for anyone who is looking to pursue a career as an orchestral musician in Canada. The chance to play such notable repertoire to be coached by established and renowned musicians and to work with other musicians my age who are as interested and as dedicated as I am is truly the chance of a lifetime.

Do you write or arrange your own music? / Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
Yes! I have even had the great pleasure of having a number of my works published.

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 am an awful painter but I love it.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Sports movies video games technology.

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

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

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Mahler's Sixth Symphony

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov (Phil Smith: Orchestral Excerpts for Trumpet)

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?
A musical endeavour of sorts.

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'm a rhino.

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Explore all genres and don't expect practicing to be fun. It's hard but it makes performance much more fulfilling.

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 people. To be able to play some of the greatest music ever written with such dedicated and passionate young musicians.