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Peter Clark

Edmonton , CANADA

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01. How old were you when you started playing your instrument?/ Quel âge aviez-vous quand vous avez commencé à jouer votre instrument ?

02. Why did you choose your instrument?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I think it had a lot to do with our high school band needing more horn students.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
It's still difficult to say. I love playing orchestral and chamber music, so ideally I would like a symphony job. I have a general interest in producing music of many kinds and so accompanying, recording and arranging are also within my professional interests.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I dig frizbee and golfing... although my skills at both suffer.

05. Do you write/arrange your own music?/ Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
Sort of, sometimes

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
Radek Baborak, maybe, for now.

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Faure's Requiem, maybe, at the moment.

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
R. Gliere's Concerto in Bb Major...I suppose

09. 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 l’ONJC ?
Just being a part of Mahler Symphony no.9 was a powerful experience. Meeting up with friends and family in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver during the tour were also great. And who could forget NYOC idol or the mid-year christmas gift exchange.

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I hadn't planned on it until I found out it was the thing I enjoyed doing above anything else. From composing to performing, western art music is is such a phenomenal task which requires many people with a high level of training to produce incredible music. I admire every part of the process and want to be a part of it.

11. What do you think 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 ?
It's competitive, and I'm not the type that particularly enjoys leaving my home for an extended period of time. Embracing those things and not being discouraged by them is the biggest challenge for me.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
I don't know of a better orchestral training program

13. How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada?/ Comment bénéficierez-vous de votre participation dans le programme de NYO Canada?
By being saturated with music, surrounded by people better than me, and being stripped of the everyday worries and chores that distract from the goal of being a better musician.

14. Were you accepted to any other summer music programs this year?/ Avez-vous été accepté/e à tout autre programme musical estival cette année?

15. If you weren’t touring with the NYO Canada, what would you be doing during the summer?/ Si vous n’étiez pas en tournée avec NYO Canada, que feriez-vous cet été?
Working, trying to make some money

16. What was the proudest moment of your music career thus far?/ Jusqu’ici, quel est le moment de votre carrière musicale qui vous a apporté le plus de fierté?
Probably my solo recital during my last undergraduate year of school.

17. What scholarships, if any, have you been awarded in the past year?/ Quelles bourses, le cas échéant, avez-vous remporté au cours de la dernière année?
Kiwanis Music Festival

18. What awards, if any, have you won in the past year?/ Quels prix, le cas échéant, avez-vous remporté au cours de la dernière année?
Kiwanis Music Festival

How old were you when you started playing your instrument? / Quel âge aviez-vous quand vous avez commencé à jouer votre instrument ?

Do you participate in any other performing or creative arts?/ Êtes-vous artiste dans un autre milieu que la musique (théâtre, arts visuels, etc.) ?

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

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

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 used to sell cotton candy at the farmers' market in Alberta Beach.

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
It can take time but the results are worth it. The more you understand your music and your instrument the more you will love it. The more you love it the less anything else matters