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Ali Nizamani

Burnaby , British Columbia , CANADA

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01. How old were you when you started playing your instrument?/ Quel âge aviez-vous quand vous avez commencé à jouer votre instrument ?
11

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
When we joined our elementary school band, my friends and I chose to learn the horn together.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I hope to play the horn in a professional orchestra and also perform as a soloist and chamber musician. I also hope to have my own teaching studio at a university or conservatory. This will not all happen at once, but it's a long life.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I enjoy gloving, google it!

05. Do you write/arrange your own music?/ Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
Yes

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
L.V. Beethoven

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
After last summer, Mahler's Ninth Symphony.

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Richard Strauss - Horn Concerto No. 2

09. 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 l’ONJC ?
The first time we rehearsed the Adagio of Mahler's Ninth Symphony. I did not realize exactly how powerful that music was until it was created around me.

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
My high school music directors and horn teacher were very supportive. Thanks to them I developed a love for music.

11. What do you think 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 ?
Extreme competition and no promise of good money.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
I know that I still have a lot to learn from this program.

13. How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada?/ Comment bénéficierez-vous de votre participation dans le programme de NYO Canada?
I will learn the very specific set of skills required for a career with a professional orchestra.

14. Were you accepted to any other summer music programs this year?/ Avez-vous été accepté/e à tout autre programme musical estival cette année?
No

15. If you weren’t touring with the NYO Canada, what would you be doing during the summer?/ Si vous n’étiez pas en tournée avec NYO Canada, que feriez-vous cet été?
Practicing!

16. What was the proudest moment of your music career thus far?/ Jusqu’ici, quel est le moment de votre carrière musicale qui vous a apporté le plus de fierté?
My first time getting accepted into the NYOC last year.

17. What scholarships, if any, have you been awarded in the past year?/ Quelles bourses, le cas échéant, avez-vous remporté au cours de la dernière année?
None

18. What awards, if any, have you won in the past year?/ Quels prix, le cas échéant, avez-vous remporté au cours de la dernière année?
I was one of four prizewinners at the 2013 International Horn Competition of America.

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 competition is extreme and there is no promise of good money.

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 wish.

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

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Stone Rose by Ola Gjeilo

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 sing in an all-male South Asian acapella group called Chai-Town. We have performed for America's Got Talent and TedX and our music is available on itunes!

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Listen to a lot of music and sing everything that you play.