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Avery Bonair-Cyrus

Montreal , Quebec , 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 ?
One of the music teachers at my elementary school wanted to start a Suzuki program there. The only two instruments available were violin and cello. When my mom was going to sign me up for violin there was no more space. And from that moment on I've been a cellist!

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I would see myself teaching music theory or even working with you ensembles like high school orchestras.

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I've always had a love for classical music so it only seemed right that I would pursue 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 ?
I would say my biggest challenge is trying to "say" something that hasn't been heard.

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 it would give me a good idea of the work and dedication needed to make it as a professional in the world of music.

Do you write or arrange your own music? / Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
I have

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 ?
I love sports especially soccer and taekwondo. I am also studying health-sciences in college along with music.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
Jacqueline du Pré

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

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Brahms Symphony No.1 in C minor

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
The Lord of the Rings Symphony

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 doing a lot of wedding gigs practicing and gigs in general.

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 a huge fan of video games. They stress me out.

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
To have a goal in mind from the start to ALWAYS be patient with themselves and to NEVER compare themselves to others. Do it because you love it!