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Josh Wynnyk, ON

Toronto , 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 ?
10

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
Drums were always of interest to me and later on in high school, I was introduced to orchestral percussion. I stuck with it because there is always something to learn and always more music to play.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
Making a living playing timpani or percussion in a professional orchestra.

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

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 ?
Wieland Welzel

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Bach Mass in B Minor

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Emmanuel Séjourné: "Concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra

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 ?
Playing in Kelowna, BC with NYO Canada 2014 and the amazing views from the mountaintop was a very fond memory.

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
The euphoric feeling I get when performing such beautiful and powerful music to an audience of like-minded music lovers is why I chose to pursue classical music as a career.

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 ?
Winning a job.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
From past years, I know it is a great way to spend the summer, this year in Portugal!

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?
Gaining experience from performing and touring and making connections with other musicians and coaches are just a few ways that I will benefit from the NYO Canada.

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, also the International Orchestral Institute Attergau.

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?
Practicing!

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?
Playing with the New York String Orchestra and Emmanuel Ax under Jaime Laredo at Carnegie Hall on Christmas Eve was my proudest moment so far.

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?
The Mariko Miyazaki Scholarship