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Benjamin Louwersheimer

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Hometown / ville
Abbotsford

Age / âge
19

Instrument
Cello

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
My Father chose the cello for me and he was right. I feel I was destined to play the cello it suits me perfectly.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I wish to become a well-rounded and experienced musician. I would like to play professionally in an orchestra or chamber group and of course I would love to solo.

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 will benifit from the NOYC by learning how an orchestra works while on tour learn from the other participants of the orchestra meet new musicians around Canada learn from the instructors how to make music and also will have the opportunity to see Canada and perform great orchestral repertoire.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
I love to read and visit art galleries and I sketch a bit. I love studying music history as well as world history. I enjoy reading about the lives of the different composers and their inspirations.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
There are too many artists in the world to only name one.

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
Matt Cameron (Drummer of SoundGarden and Pearl Jam)

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Unfortunately I only have CD's. The last one was the Schumann Cello Concerto.

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 continue to practice like crazy at home or I would be participating in the Summer Festival at Orford in Quebec.

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 have a very dry sense of humor- and I have a huge collection of western paperback novels.