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Eric Abramovitz, 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 ?
7

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
My mother was in a klezmer band and I thought the clarinet was pretty cool. I have learned over the years that not many people share this opinion with me.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
Simply put my goal is to play music for the rest of my life and hopefully have someone pay me to do it...even if I have to switch to the viola

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I enjoy playing hockey, throwing a Frisbee, the beautiful game of chess, a nice glass of scotch, my cat Peaches, and just kickin' it old school.

05. Do you write/arrange your own music?/ Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
I do. Mainly for the wonderful clarinet quartet to which I belong. Shoutout to the BROTET™

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
This is a tough call, but probably Justin Bieber

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
"Piano Burning" by Annea Lockwood

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Copland's Concerto

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
Travelling and free wine at receptions.

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 ?
That we may all be replaced by robots!!

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
I felt left out whenever my friends would reminisce about the great times

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 hope to grow as an artist gain orchestral experience and hopefully not too many pounds

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?
I did not apply to any others.

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?
Travelling and drinking free wine at receptions.

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?
Sharing the stage with various amazing artists.

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?
Schulich Scholarship

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?
Sorel Classical Music Festival Award