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Hannah Craig

Scarborough , 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 ?
My mother is a also a cellist and I think she really inspired me to start playing it. In addition the tone produced by the cello is so beautiful and speaks volumes to many people.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I plan on working towards getting a doctoral degree and teaching Cello at a University perhaps in Europe somewhere!

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
Out of all the different genres of music I find that classical music is the most divers and the most powerful. It is a fantastic way to express one's self. Furthermore I find there to be a strong connection between the performers and audience; one is able to articulate a distinct message sometimes without speaking.

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 ?
To always make myself better as a musician and as a person. I find it difficult at times to consistently work towards being better than I was the day before. This is a long journey and takes a life time of hard work and incredible patience.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
Spending a whole summer with amazing coaches and fellow musicians I'll be able to grow as a cellist and as an orchestral musician. This is also a great opportunity to study orchestral works as they will be pieces that I will mostly likely have to play in the future as well.

Do you write or arrange your own music? / Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
I've composed two pieces for solo cello.

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 really enjoy both reading and writing poetry.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
I enjoy watching old movies reading and visiting museums of art and history. I also really like going camping in the great outdoors with my family.

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

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
There are so many but I've been listening to quite a bit Iron and Wine lately.

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Anything written by Brahms.

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Barber-Adagio for Strings.

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?
The Banff Music festival.

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 have an affinity for France and Paris in particular. I'm going to travel the world one day.

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Practice well and always do everything to the best of your ability and always follow through with things.