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Liam Caveney

Victoria , 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 ?
In elementary school a jazz group came and played for the entire school. The trombonist pointed out that his instrument was the only one with a slide. When signing up for band instruments in grade six, I remembered this and knew I wanted to play trombone.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I aspire to play in a professional orchestra.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
Soccer, running

05. Do you write/arrange your own music?/ Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
Without much success

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
Jorgen van Rijen, James Markey

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Symphony No. 3 - Mahler

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Tomasi Trombone Concerto

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 ?
N/A

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I spent my first year of university in general sciences but soon realised I much preferred playing in the orchestra.

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 ?
Someday winning an audition.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
All of the NYOC alumni I have met have told me they had a great time playing in a great orchestra.

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?
NYOC will provide me with the experience of playing with and learning from great musicians.

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?
Working and playing music around Victoria, BC.

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?
Winning my school's concerto competition and performing with the orchestra.

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?
A few from school and my youth orchestra.

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?
No.