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Maximilian Mauricio-Cardilli

Pointe-Claire , 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 something to do with the endless possible genres that the bass can fit into and also the variety of sounds that just cannot be matched by any other instrument.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
My goals are simply to find my place in this industry and not take it for granted for a second. It is easy to say that I want to play in a fantastic orchestra or opera company but the real goal is to be a student of this subject forever and to never stop learning or progressing no matter where I end up.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I love cooking as much as anything. I like learning about eastern religious traditions and their philosophies. I am an avid Habs fan waiting for the day that the cup returns home.

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

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
I really like Abbado with Lucerne

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
I discover new exciting music all the time and it is a hard label to give to one piece. I love Mahler and Vaughan Williams symphonies but there is so much more.

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Having recently heard the Gareth Wood concerto I would say that it definitely beats Dragonetti.

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 ?
My fondest memories last year were the times the bass section spent bonding together. Also it was pretty surreal to get the recordings from the session in the mail and to hear this shiny product. I could not believe how good it sounds.

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I do not know how I came to make this decision. I am just very grateful that I have the privilege and opportunity to pursue this sort of career.

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 ?
The biggest challenge is going to be making something happen (career-wise) when I am on my own after school is all done.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
I applied for the NYOC again this year becaue it is just a great opportunity for young Canadian musicians.

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?
From past experience with this program it is just a great way to learn and learn and learn. We learn so much here and not just about music but about life. And it is really inspiring to work with such accomplished people as well as fantastic students from across Canada.

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?
no comment..

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 working at the restaurant all summer.

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?
Opening that NYOC compact disc and listening to the fantastic Mahler symphony that we recorded last year. It is still my favorite recording of that piece having heard so many from some of the greatest conductors and orchestras in the world. It showed my that excellence is a place that is attainable with tones of hard work.

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?
The NYOC participation scholarship- 1000$

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?
10$ - Lotto 649