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Susan Durnin

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Hometown / ville
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Age / âge


Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
Nobody else wanted to pick the bassoon and I didn't want it to be lonely.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
As a young bassoonist I am looking to develop my skills and become a dependable orchestral musician. I always push my musical limits striving to inspire and affect my listeners. In the future I will be a principal bassoonist in a top notch orchestra as well as having a studio of fine young bassoonists.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
I am very excited to be a member of the NYOC I am looking forward to learning new repertoire and re-experiencing familiar repertoire. Kathleen McLean is an incredible bassoonist and I am very excited to work with her this year. The experience will also give me a chance to work with brilliant musicians from around the country and not only meet them but learn from them as well. Often our peers are our best teachers.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
I love reading walkng I am involved in Scottish Country dancing.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
Maria Callas Marc Trennel

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
Owen Pallet Fleet Foxes The Fugitives Jose Gonzales

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Shostakovich 7 The Hazards of Love by the Decemberists Great Big Sea

If you weren't touring with NYO Canada what would you be doing with your summer? / Si vous ne faisiez pas partie de NYO Canada que feriez-vous cet été?
I would be practicing 5 hours a day making reeds and working at Starbucks

What is there about you that you think people might be surprised to know? / Y a-t-il quelque chose à votre propos qui est un peu surprenant ou hors de l’ordinaire?
um I'm a little boring...I love my bassoon and am a super-nerd about it