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Mikolaj Debowski

Grimsby , Ontario , CANADA

Hometown / ville
Grimsby

Age / âge
22

Instrument
Trombone

How old were you when you started playing your instrument? / Quel âge aviez-vous quand vous avez commencé à jouer votre instrument ?
14

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
After trying many different wind instruments in my grade 9 band class I discovered that the trombone was the only one I could make a sound on.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
Playing trombone in a major symphony orchestra would be great one day but I also would like to play chamber music professionally.

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I remember listening to a recording of the Pines of Rome when I was in high-school and being completely overwhelmed with sound and emotion I had never experienced anything like it. I have been in pursuit of that moment ever since and will be for the rest of my life.

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 ?
Forgetting why making music is important.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
Going on tour with an orchestra is a really incredible experience because you learn the music in a really intimate way something which is only possible when one is constantly playing and thinking about it in different performance contexts

Do you write or arrange your own music? / Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
yes

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 ?
Cycling Windsurfing and making beer.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
Too many to choose from

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
Again too many to chose from

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Schubert Unfinished Symphony

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Mumford and Sons

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?
Working.

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 am an only child.

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
To never forget their first successful performance.

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?
Driving through the Rockies and playing a concert in Kelowna B.C.

 
     
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