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Bethany Curley

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Hometown / ville
Port Elgin

Age / âge

French Horn

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
My mom and my music teachers always used to tell me I should choose the horn because I had a "good ear." Everyone was impressing upon me from a young age that the horn is the best instrument.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
My goal is to one day play the horn professionally in an orchestra or chamber group.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
The NYOC is extremely beneficial for meeting lots of talented young musicians across the country working with amazing conductors and learning wonderful repertoire.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
I love going to movies being social with friends & family and relaxing outside or going for long walks.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
I recently worked with Ondrej Vrabec from the Czech Philharmonic and he was totally amazing and inspiring.

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
David Bowie or Beck.

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
William Schuman's "Three Colloquies for Horn and Orchestra" with Philip Myers

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?
Working some kind of job thing.

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 am getting married at the end of August and letting my fiance take care of everything while I am at the NYOC. Please don't screw it up Ben!

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?
Singing karaoke with the horn section at Christina's Pub and playing Mahler in Montreal's beautiful Notre-Dame Basilica.