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Brian Mangrum, QC

Montreal , 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 ?
Sound. I love the sound of the instrument.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I hope to have the opportunity to play Strauss 2 with a major orchestra one day. I also would love to go on tour with a woodwind quintet.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I love being outdoors, playing hockey, reading, cooking and eating!

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 ?
Radovan Vlatkovic

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Debussy's La Mer

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Strauss 2nd Horn Concerto

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I decided to be a musician because music is awesome, and there is nothing I'd rather do!

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 ?
My challenge is developing a solid technique so I can make the music I want to hear coming out of my bell.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
I think NYOC would be a valuable experience for a young musician.

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 think that a summer at NYOC, rehearsing, performing and going on tour, would be a great learning experience and would make me a better musician.

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?
I would be at a different music festival.

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?
Being accepted to Rice University

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?
M.G. Johnston Scholarship, OSM Standard Life Competition: Scholarship for attendance of Domaine Forget

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?
NYOC Award of Excellence, Shepherd Society Award

 
     
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