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Kevin Harris

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 ?
A combination of boredom with the trombone interest in the bassoon and sheer over-confidence in my musical abilities.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
An orchestral job and/or a professional chamber group and/or freelancing and/or teaching and/or......

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
'Cause it's fun!

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 ?
Finding a job with a lack of previous barista experience.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
After spending each summer almost completely detached from my instrument NYOC last summer showed me that the opposite extreme can be just as good for the spirit.

Do you write or arrange your own music? / Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
Not so much these days; my nerdy keen-ness has gradually been replaced with stress and insecurity.

Do you participate in any other performing or creative arts?/ Êtes-vous artiste dans un autre milieu que la musique (théâtre, arts visuels, etc.) ?
I sometimes draw funny faces on old reeds

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Aside from being stressed about not practicing I like to partake in "real people" activities (this is a term coined by my friend to describe things that could be considered to be outside the classical music bubble) for example: - Being somewhere outside of school without my instrument - Going for coffee somewhere that's not in my school or across the street from my school - Cooking a meal that's not immediately packed into tupperware for lunches to be eaten at school - Socializing with people who do not play a musical instrument

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
I guess it depends which piece is being performed

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
I tend towards the highly-influential highly-original female artists. At the moment I'm delving into the discographies of Miley Cyrus and Carly Rae Jepsen.

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
There are just too many silly answers to choose from

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Something too embarrassing to share

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 a lot of "real people" things.

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?
Haha nice try

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Make non-music friends

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?
Bacon every morning