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Talia Hatcher

Montreal , Quebec , 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 ?
Its majestic presence fascinated me at a young age. The deep sound seemed somewhat comforting. While playing, you feel the physical presence and personality of the instrument which makes it so unique. You have to understand your double bass to play as one.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I would like to be part of the fulfilling experience of being in a professional orchestra as well as developing a solo repertoire. Chamber music is also something that I consider important in ones career.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
Besides music, I am an animator of a junior youth group in my neighborhood to help them develop their qualities and amazing potential. We work together to find concrete ways to help the community.

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

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Too many to choose only one!

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Concerto in F♯ minor, Op. 3, Serge Koussevitzky

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 ?

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
Following in my brother's footsteps! I enjoyed the drive towards perfection and the constant challenges.

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 ?
Transporting my instrument around! On a more serious note, the challenge of always performing to my utmost capacity.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
My teacher encouraged me to do so

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?
My participation will help me grow as a musician and will enable me to gain professional experience.

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?
Orford Academy

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?
I would be at Orford Academy with teachers Joel Quarrington and Matthew McDonald.

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?
Being a participant in the Canadian Music Competition in the 17 year old category and arriving in fourth place at the National Finals.

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?
Canadian music competition, Scholarship form the Joseph-François Perrault foundation