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James Tizzard

Toronto , Ontario , CANADA

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How old were you when you started playing your instrument? / Quel âge aviez-vous quand vous avez commencé à jouer votre instrument ?

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I asked my trumpet playing father which brass instrument he knew the least about and here we are.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
My professional goals are to perform music with others as much as possible. I also hope to somehow reach people not as interested in what I'm doing and convince them that they should pay attention.

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I grew up in a very artistic family and spent all my time around classical music. I didn't really listen to any other type of music until I was in high school.

What is the biggest challenge you face in your pursuit of a career in music? / Quel est le plus grand obstacle à surmonter afin de poursuivre une carrière en musique ?
Most artistic fields are reaching a point where they are saturated with talented and creative people. Combine this with a general disinterest in arts from the world at large and you have a pretty big challenge.

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 chance to work on your craft in a focused environment with like-minded people is good thing.

Do you write or arrange your own music? / Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?

Do you participate in any other performing or creative arts?/ Êtes-vous artiste dans un autre milieu que la musique (théâtre, arts visuels, etc.) ?

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Dog walking, baseball, cute cats, sleeping.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
Pat Sheridan and Chris Graham

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
Jimmy Eat World

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Brahms Trio (horn, violin, piano

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Dont have one

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?
Working and collecting cats to surprise my roomates with when they returned.

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 don't have facebook so don't ask.

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Practice lots, don't worry too much, and go to concerts because as perfect as that recording may be live music is still better.

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?
Float plane right in Kelowna and going to Port Stanley on the days off. Also playing to a sold out NAC in 2009.