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Aura West

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Hometown / ville
Montreal

Age / âge
28

Instrument
Trumpet

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I had wanted to play the trombone like my father but was too small. They gave me a cornet as a temporary solution and I ended up loving it!

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I d like to someday have a full-time job playing in an orchestra. I also really enjoy chamber music and teaching and want these to always be part of my career as well.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
I am looking forward to playing some of the greatest orchestral repertoire with such a high caliber orchestra. The tour will provide valuable preparation for the professional world and I am sure that the environment at NYOC will be very positive and inspiring.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Literature food and spending time with friends and family

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
Ole Edvard Antonsen and many of my music teachers.

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
Right now Coeur de Pirate

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
The Chamber Music of Eric Ewazen Vaughan Williams Mass in G minor American Trumpet Sonatas recorded by Jouko Harjanne

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?
Either a music program , working full-time, or a bit of both.

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 worked full-time in a law firm for four years between my two music degrees. I spent lunch-hour every day practicing in the basement of a church nearby.

 
     
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