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James Tizzard

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Hometown / ville
Sharon, Ontario

Age / âge
26

Instrument
French Horn

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I'd already played trumpet when it came to picking instruments in school so my teacher told me to try the french horn.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
Obviously an orchestral job would be great but anything that pays me to play music all the time would be just fine.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
Any period of intensive music making not only enhances your skill but also your confidence. Being able to have that experience with colleagues you are likely to run into in your professional life is also important

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
I like movies books tv food tea cats...you know regular stuff.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
Mahler

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
I like the Submarines right now...

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
just podcasts and this really addicting game called Drop 7...

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?
Probably practicing and spending money that I don't have. Likely being unemployed.

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 3 cats 3 tattoos and really like the Twilight books (one of these is not true)

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?
Playing to a packed house and the National Arts Centre