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Marina Krickler

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French Horn

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
In a way the horn chose me. My high school band director was looking to fill out the horn section at the same time that my sister who was just starting junior high brought one home from school. I was playing flute and piano at the time but the horn intrigued me so I thought I would give it a shot.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
First and foremost I hope to be an orchestral horn player. I am also passionate about teaching and would like to open my own studio and potentially work for a college or university. I hope to further supplement this with other chamber and new music projects.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
After having participated in last year's session I know that the NYOC is invaluable to my musical development. The supportive and motivating environment will help to improve my playing and as well provide me with more orchestral experience and leadership opportunities.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
When I am not practicing and performing I like to run and do yoga as well as cycle and swim. I also enjoy reading and cooking (especially baking) listening to other kinds of music and pursuing my love of languages.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
Dennis Brain

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
Paul Simon

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Bach Goldberg Variations Bartok Concerto for Orchestra

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 likely be in Boston practicing freelancing and looking for other performance opportunities.

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?
I have a minor in French as a second language. C'est pas grand chose mais quand même...

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 NYO Canada?
I have many fond memories of last year's tour but the most lasting images I have are of the views from the stages of some of Canada's best concert halls. It was exhilarating!