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Nicholas Galuban

Dallas , Texas , UNITED STATES

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Hometown / ville
Ottawa

Age / âge
19

Instrument
Clarinet

How old were you when you started playing your instrument? / Quel âge aviez-vous quand vous avez commencé à jouer votre instrument ?
13

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
In Elementary School the clarinet was the instrument that I was most attracted to. I was drawn by it's beautiful warm tone in the low register.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
My professional goal is to be a principal player in an Symphony Orchestra either in the US Canada or Europe. On top of being a orchestral player I would love being a University Professor.

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I decided to pursue classical music as a career because music was the subject that I was most dedicated to in high school and I couldn't see myself doing anything else.

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 ?
Any musician can agree that finding a job is always the biggest challenge of pursuing a career in music. Trying to show a panel/jury that you are the 'right person for the job' can be exhausting and potentially frustrating. However taking more auditions are the best thing to prepare us for the next audition.

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 will benefit from NYOC because I'm surrounded by a community of musicians who are pursuing the same career. Since my professional goal is to be an orchestral musician being apart of NYOC is the perfect way to continue pursuing that goal.

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.) ?
I like dancing and singing.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
I love hanging out with friends watching sports being active trying different foods and traveling.

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

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
The English Band "Keane". I love Soft Rock/Alternative Rock and I have a huge interest in Jazz.

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Debussy's Première Rhapsodie

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Phill Collins - True Colours

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 practicing and working part time to pay off university.

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 have 3 passports/citizenships. I am Canadian American and Brazilian and I can speak English French and Portuguese fluently.

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Practice does not make perfect but perfect practice makes perfect.