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Samantha Spurrier

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Hometown / ville
Edmonton Alberta

Age / âge


Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I came home from school and my mother asked if I wanted to play a musical instrument. She was thinking something normal... like piano or violin. I said yes I want to play the harp.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I would like to become the harpist of a well known symphony orchestra as well as an accomplished soloist and chamber musician. My passion is in Performing and sharing my music with others and that's what I'd like to do in the future.

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 look forward to working with other like-minded young musicians from across the country. I hope to improve my musicianship and orchestral abilities.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
I like to read a good book and playing sudoku puzzles and enjoy travelling.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
This is a difficult question but my favourite harpists are probably Judy Lomen Sharlene Wallace and Alfredo Rolando Ortiz; my favouite composers are probably Debussy Handel Shostokovich Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
I don't really follow non-classical music that much but I quite like the music of Samantha Schultz a singer/songwriter that I went to high school with.

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
I have had it on shuffle; Candle in the Wind by Elton John Excuse Me by Samantha Shultz the overtures from Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky The Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walkure by Wagner and symphonies by Debussy Shostokovich and Beethoven and I recently dowloaded the music for the upcoming NYOC season.

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?
not sure... maybe a summer job.

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 was born in England and moved here when I was nine.