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Jonathan Keijser

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Double Bass

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I was previously a Violinist of 7 years but it didn't seem large enough for me. I enjoy the smaller size of the bass sections in orchestra.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I hope to pursue a professional career as a musician in some form in the future. I want to always work in the arts and have an interest of being a musical theatre producer/sound designer. I believe having a training as a musician is extremely important asset to be able to pursue any career in the music/arts industry.

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 so excited to have the opportunity to play with so many other musicians my age and just the fact of being immersed in this creative environment will help me progress as a musician. Having the opportunity to play so much music for almost two months helps continue my music education over the summer.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Musical Theatre Sound Design/Recording Outdoors Attempting to Craft Parts for my Double Bass.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
Philip Glass Edgar Meyer

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
Feist Sigur Ros

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Beethoven 3 Sleep by Eric Whitacre and Glenn Gould

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 attend another summer music program.

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 always ready for an adventure.