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Joshua Iverson

Wainwright , 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've played a couple different instruments, but I stuck with clarinet because I think the "personality" of the instrument is the most similar to my own!

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I am really interested in orchestral playing, I would love to have a job as a second clarinetist in an orchestra someday.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I really enjoy cooking (and eating), running, and cute dogs.

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 ?
Present: Andreas Ottensamer Past: Brahms, Beethoven, Ravel

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
Brahms Clarinet Quintet

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Copland Concerto

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I find classical music super exciting and fulfilling. It sparked a natural interest in me and I'm not sure why!

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 ?
One of the biggest challenges I find in music - especially as a student - is that we have to restrict our musical, intellectual and emotional ideas as we have not yet reached a level where we can achieve everything we want physically with our playing.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
I love orchestral music and NYOC offers one of the country's best orchestral training programs.

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?
Getting to be an extremely focussed environment where everyone is really dedicating themselves to learning and playing together will really get outstanding results and push us all musically! Working with the faculty and conductor will be an incredible opportunity.

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?
I only auditioned for NYOC.

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, practicing, volunteering and watching dogs at the park by my apartment.

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?
Last year I got to play with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra alongside my previous teacher and got accepted to study at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal in the same week. It was pretty cool.

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?
Anne Burrows Music Foundation Scholarship, Winspear Fund Scholarship

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?
See above