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Florence Rousseau, QC

Montreal , Ontario , 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 brass teacher at my school offered it to my two best friends and I.. we accepted just so we would get to sit together!

03. Describe some of your professional goals./Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I hope to have a position in a major orchestra, and to teach the Alexander technique.

04. What are your other interests and/or hobbies?/ Quels sont vos autres intérêts ou passe-temps?
I'm really bad at orchestration (according to my orchestration teacher.......... I don't want to talk about it) but that's great fun. I like animals and plants and honey and cider and markets and books and cooking and winning at Mario Kart 64.

05. Do you write/arrange your own music?/ Êtes-vous compositeur ou arrangeur de votre propre musique ?
Strictly Bruce Springsteen for Horn Octet

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

07. What is your favourite piece of music?/ Quel est votre morceau préféré ?
This is a silly question, definitely nothing written by Nielsen though.

08. What is your favourite concerto for your instrument?/ Quel est votre concerto préféré pour votre instrument?
Mozart 4

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 ?
Big fan of the Squash Squad, even if I'm rubbish and the only time I won was probably playing against Cole while he played left-handed. Except for that time I beat Lucas. Watch it Lucas.

10. What made you decide to pursue classical music?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi une formation en musique classique ?
I realized in my last year of high school that I wouldn't get to play the horn ever again when I graduated, and even if I didn't take the instrument very seriously it made me quite sad. I decided to apply to music in Cegep just so I would get to own a horn of my own. Once I got there, my buddy had asked me to join his youth orchestra and I decided that orchestra was more fun than most other things people can do in life.

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 ?
I want to do my Alexander Technique teacher training really badly. Even though I know it would improve my playing, studying something else for 3 years seems a bit dodgy. We'll see where that goes.

12. Why did you choose to apply to NYO Canada?/ Pourquoi avez-vous choisi de poser votre candidature pour NYO Canada?
I had a great time last year.

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?
More lessons with Gabe!

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?
Nope, didn't apply.

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'd probably just stay in London to go to concerts and do some practice and semi-supine in my favourite practice room, 501.

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?
Getting into the Royal College of Music.

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?
RCM Scholar supported by a Michael Quinn Award.