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Kelly Herrmann

South Hero , Vermont , UNITED STATES

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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 ?
An older family friend played and I wanted to be just like her. Also it's easy to carry and I'm not very strong.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
Play in an opera orchestra and teach lessons.

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
It's better than lots of other kinds of music! Getting paid to make music every day and teach others how to do the same would be pretty great.

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 ?
Getting people our age interested in classical music. A lot of them don't care and that's a big problem! We need to rethink our attitude toward classical music if we want it to be relevant to our generation.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
A university music degree is great but there are so many other things to focus on besides playing your instrument. NYO is nice because you have the privilege of just focusing on becoming a better performer around a bunch of people with the same goal.

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.) ?
Musical Theatre

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Skiing and waterskiing kayaking cooking and sometimes being in plays

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

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

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Too hard a question!

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

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?
Working at a restaurant in my hometown in Vermont

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 from an island in the middle of Lake Champlain

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
Never don't have fun! If you're not having fun with music you're not doing it right.

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?
Playing Bartok in the new Montreal Symohony hall