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Slavko Popovic

Hamilton , 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 ?
Just loved how it looked and was very much attracted to the sound of it.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I hope that my future as a professional musician will allow me to experience a variety of performance opportunities in the fields of orchestral and chamber music. I also hope to maintain a private studio where I would share my knowledge and experience with the next generation of artists and ultimately demonstrate the infallible importance of the arts in every community.

What made you decide to pursue classical music? / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
A Charles Neidich recording of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto

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 ?
Maintaining a string focus 100% of the time while you play and a 100% commitment to what you do.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
look forward to working with highly esteemed faculty members as well as the chance to perform some incredible orchestral repertoire. The NYOC session will also give me the opportunity to focus on developing my abilities as an orchestral musician and form connections with future colleagues.

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.) ?

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Soccer Walking Going out for a Bike ride socializing....

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

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

What is your favourite piece of music? / Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Too difficult to say...

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Weber Clarinet Concerto no 1 and Mozart concerto in preparation for my upcoming performance of those two works.

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?
Hanging out with my friends visiting family in Europe Practicing.

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 as old as I look!

What advice would you give young artists just starting out? / Quel conseil donneriez-vous aux jeunes artistes qui viennent de commencer?
The Music scene is not an easy one. It's not just about playing the gigs. If you really love what you do - keep at it. Don't let anybody destroy your dream! Good luck!

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?
The evening "Social" time with my fellow colleagues (playing Ping Pong all night HAHAA) And of course all of the concerts were just great. One that comes to mind was the Montreal concert in the beautiful Maison Symphonique!