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Justin Hickmott

Brandon , Manitoba , 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 ?
The sound! It immediately gave me a huge rush - there wasn't (and still isn't) any other instrument like it!

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
To attain a position that allows me to share music as much as possible.

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
My interest in classical music is mainly due to the repertoire. I have never experienced any other genre or musical style that has had as much of an impact on me as classical music. It can take you on quite a journey if you let 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 ?
Overcoming the external forces that attempt to deter you from attaining your musical goals.

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 am excited to explore the repertoire that we will be performing. I am also looking forward to making connections with other musicians and touring across Canada won't be too bad either!

Do you write or arrange your own music? / Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
Not at this time.

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 ?
Mountain biking camping literature comedy and great films!

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
(At the moment) Fritz Wunderlich

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
Mumford and sons

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Any Chopin Nocturne

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
James Ehnes playing Bachs first violin sonata

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 likely be in my hometown working and seeing some old friends.

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 Star Wars (okay maybe it's not that surprising...)

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Just keep playing.