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Sara Moorhouse

Markham , 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 ?
After playing the piano for many years, I eventually made the flute my primary instrument because I enjoyed playing in Wind Ensemble and Orchestra so much.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I hope to always keep some aspect of music in my life, either through performing or teaching.

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I just couldn't imagine doing anything else!

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 ?
The fact that orchestral jobs are so difficult to win. Auditions are getting more competitive each year.

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 know that working with the NYO faculty and musicians will make me a stronger and more well-rounded player.

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 ?
bicycling, yoga, cooking, used book stores, wine.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
I have met and heard dozens of musicians in my life that have inspired and impacted me in great ways, but I would have to say that the flutists of the Montréal and Toronto Symphony Orchestras have been particularly influential.

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
Cœur de pirate, Said the Whale, Ben Folds... I could go on for hours...

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
This probably changes daily. A good answer would be: “Whatever I’m playing at the moment!”. If you made me choose one piece, it would be a tie between Debussy's "La Mer" and John Mayer's "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room"

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Mumford and Sons, Emilie-Claire Barlow, the Backstreet Boys, Dave Brubeck

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?
Teaching English in Asia

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 love traveling to new cities and countries and learning more about cultures other than my own. So far, I've traveled across 4 different continents, to over 15 countries, and I plan on visiting more soon! I also have an impressive Hello Kitty collection.

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Do something that you're passionate about. A small amount of success comes from luck, but most of it is from hard work, and the more you love something, the easier it will be to spend all those hours working away at it.