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Douglas Ohashi

Mississauga , 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 ?
16

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I was already playing bass guitar when I decided I wanted to pursue a career in music. I didn't see much of a future with the bass guitar and my interest in classical music was starting to develop, so it was then that I started playing double bass.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
Play in a professional, major city orchestra.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
- Board/Card games - Learning how computers work - Video games

05. Do you write/arrange your own music?/ Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
No

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
Joel Quarrington, Rinat Ibragimov, Franco Petracchi

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Shostakovich - Symphony 11

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

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 ?
Performing Mahler 9 in the Winspear Centre. Amazing piece in an amazing hall.

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I love being immersed in this music. Performing such powerful and

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 ?
The audition process. Having so much of your professional career weigh so heavily on a 5-minute demonstration is very nerve-wracking.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
The opportunity to play with an incredible orchestra alongside incredible musicians.

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?
The high level of musicianship and discipline that this program requires will heighten my ability as an orchestral player.

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?
Yes

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 full time and participating in some of the Orford double bass workshops.

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?
Either my graduating recital or making NYOC last summer. The program for my recital was incredibly difficult and being able to perform it well on top of preparing for post-grad degrees and summer programs was very fulfilling.

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?
N/A

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?
James Craig Opera Orchestra Award

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
Between the Buried and Me

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
White Walls - Between the Buried and Me

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 tech support in an engineering office.

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 brothers (1 older 2 younger) and we all play(ed) AA hockey. My older brother and I both played until university and the younger two are still playing.

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Practice (with a metronome & tuner)!!!

 
     
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