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Justin Hickmott, MB

Brandon , 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 ?
The sound!

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
My goals are play music professionally in the orchestral world, and to push myself to see how far I can go.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I love to cook, go camping, watch hockey, go to concerts and movies, and I love spending time with great friends.

05. Do you write/arrange your own music?/ Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
Not yet.

06. Who is your favourite classical musician?/ Quel est votre artiste (musicien) préféré ?
Chris Thile (He's definitely not just classical!)

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
At the moment, Kid A by Radiohead

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
At the moment, I am enjoying John Williams'.

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 ?
When we played a brass show at the NYOC training session, and we were performing Brazil. The audience got up and started dancing! It was pretty fun.

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
The depth and variety of the repertoire, and the stories it tells. To paraphrase a recent quote I heard (sorry, can't remember the source!): Art decorates space, and Music decorates time.

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 ?
Learning to play music without the fear of failing, and having the confidence to take chances even if they don't work out so well in the end.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
I still have much to learn.

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?
There are too many things I want to write here, so I'll just say I look forward to learning everything I can from the NYO Canada's faculty, staff, and musicians.

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?
Ideally, I would be playing music.

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?
Having the chance to play for and with some of the best musicians in the world at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory.

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 Henry White Kinnear Foundation Scholarship