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Michelle Hwu

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Hometown / ville
Toronto, ON

Age / âge


Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I started off playing piano and flute but I never felt a real connection to them. Years later, I became interested in rock music and wanted to become a drum set player. To my surprise, I was introduced into the orchestral percussion world and fell in love.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I hope to one day be a part of a well known orchestra, as well as play with a percussion trio/quartet.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
I enjoy watching movies, playing video games, and hanging out with my close friends, many of which are percussionists as well.

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

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Rage Against the Machine - Renegades of Funk.

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've traveled a lot to places such as Alaska, Turkey, Egypt, Japan.