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Bryan Holt

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Hometown / ville
Toronto

Age / âge
23

Instrument
Cello

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I started out playing the bass but at the time was considered too small to handle it. I was then moved to the cello which just seemed to work.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I plan to have a career in music. I don't know what stage it will take place on but as long as I can make it through life making music for a living I'll be happy.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
It is an amazing experience. I am returning for a third time because the repertoire is great the faculty is great and there are some great musicians. I guess my central thesis here is that it's great.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Watching Baseball and Hockey. Reading modern literature.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
Too many to list...it would be easier to list who I don't like.

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
Thom Yorke / Radiohead

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
It is currently broken...

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?
I would probably be looking for work / moving stuff to Montreal.

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?
Probably the words that come out of my mouth. I'm pretty quiet but if you get to know me I sometimes get a bit out of line...just kidding I'm not that bad...

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 NYO Canada?
Learning the meaning of being late for something. Too often it's just brushed off. I was late to a rehearsal and man did I hear about it. This event has directly contributed to my time management in everyday life.