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Kristy Tucker, MB

Winnipeg , Manitoba , 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 ?
My high school band needed a bassoon player and we had way too many flutes, so I made the switch.

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I'm beginning my masters in the fall, and after completion I'd like to pursue a doctorate. My ultimate goal is to win an audition and play full time in a professional orchestra. I'd also like to record a CD of solo bassoon music and expand my chamber music repertoire.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I like to run, play sports (soccer, rugby), and I also like to bake. Recently I've been trying to learn how to cook.

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 ?
At the moment- Emanuel Ax

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
At the moment, either Elgar's Enigma Variations, or Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet ballet.

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Jean Francaix's Bassoon Concerto

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 ?
There are so many wonderful memories, but I don't think I'll ever be able to forget the view from the mountain in Kelowna that we played on. The concert itself had it's struggles, but that view was breathtaking. Also, I met so many great musicians and friends. NYOC seems to bring the best out of all of us and I'm looking forward to another fantastic 7 weeks!

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I ask myself that question everyday, and still don't really have an answer.

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 market is so small, and the competition pool is so massive and talented. I know that winning an orchestral job is the dream for many people like myself, and unfortunately we can't all have our dream. I think that my biggest obstacle is trying to figure out how to make music my career even if that does not include an orchestral job.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
The coachings with world class musicians, the high level of playing from colleagues, and great orchestral experience.

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?
Just being able to play in such a high calibre orchestra on a daily basis teaches you so much about ensemble playing. I look forward to finding my weaknesses and improving upon them with the help of the amazing coaches.

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?

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?
Another summer program, working, practicing, preparing to move.

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?
Performing my first concerto with ensemble. No matter how much you study the score, or play with piano, you learn so much from performing with an actual ensemble. There are so many intricacies that I became aware of that I previously overlooked.

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?
Masters program entrance scholarships, scholarships from my current University.

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?
A couple of school awards, and a grant from my University.