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Anna Norris

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 ?
As a string player I had watched the goings-on farhter back in the orchestra with interest and envy... it always looked like they were doing considerably less work than us and I thought it would be more fun to sit around counting rests with a cool-looking instrument than have to play all those notes all the time in a big section. Whoops.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
To play bassoon full-time in a professional orchestra.

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
Music has always been a part of my life but the experience of playing in the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra in the 12th grade made me consider applying to music school in university.

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 number of people who all want the same jobs.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
The amount of repertoire coaching and rehearsal at NYO is immensely valuable.

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 ?
Gymnastics writing rabbits finding new and more exciting ways to organize my reed tools.

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

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
Buck 65

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Right now it's Mahler 9 so that's useful!

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Tuning drones.

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... actually have no idea.

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'm not sure if I should admit something this strange and disturbing on a public webpage but... I used to play the violin.

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Don't panic.

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?
A group of us showing up unannounced at Curtis and being given a tour by a kindly administrator complete with identifying our teachers in the graduation photos on the wall.