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Ian Hopkin

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Hometown / ville
Halifax, NS

Age / âge


Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I saw the instrument being played in a talent show and decided to find out what it was. Turns out my aunt used to play it and still owned one so I took it up.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I hope to get a job in a large Canadian Orchestra or possibly outside Canada. I would also like to do solo recordings.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
It will give me the orchestral experience I need to take me to the next level of development. It will build my confidence as a performer and introduce me to many other promising musicians in Canada.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
Yo-yo Ma

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

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?

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 to pay for school next year.

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 degree in neuroscience