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Cameron Crozman

London , 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 ?
When my parents first asked me what instrument I wanted to play, I decided that I wanted to play the biggest one that there was: the double bass. However, it was a little too big, so I had to settle for the cello, and have been enjoying it ever since!

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I've decided to pursue a career in music. I think that one of the great things about music is that there are so many options: orchestra, chamber music, teaching, solo performances, the list goes on.

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
My parents are both classically trained musicians and I think that they definitely played a huge role in sparking my interest for classical music. Since a very young age, classical music has been a part of my life, and I don't know where I'd be without it.

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 ?
Keeping a balance in my life and having a variety of other interests and activities outside of music.

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 think that the NYOC will give me the opportunity to meet and play with other musicians from across Canada that share the same interests and goals as myself.

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.) ?
Yes, I take singing lessons.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
I have always been interested in science and math. More recently, I have started to really get into French and English literature, and the occasional bike ride always makes a good balance.

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

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
I currently do not have a favourite.

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
It always changes - but right now, Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasilieras no. 1

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 be participating in other summer music or masterclass program.

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 am in the middle of reading a book that is about 1.5 million words long (in French). We'll see if I finish it before NYOC starts!

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Just always stay determined! It is easy to feel overwhelmed at times and to become demotivated, but if you push through, all that work will pay off!