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Thomas Beard

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Hometown / ville
Wingham, Ontario

Age / âge


Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I chose the cello because of its warm rich mellow sound

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I am hoping to pursue a career in music performance whether it be as a soloist as part of an ensemble or in an orchestra. I love to play music of all genres and hope to be able to continue to share music with others.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
Through the NYOC you are able to connect with incredible musicians from across Canada musicians you could be collaborating with in the future. You also gain exposure to amazing repertoire and the playing experience that come along with it is a huge benefit in pursuing a musical career.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
I love to play sports. Badminton is my favourite but I also love ping-pong soccer swimming hockey and ultimate frisbee. I also like mathematics and construcing projects.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
It's hard to pick one but I enjoy the playing of Yo-Yo Ma

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
I like John Mayer Apocalyptica Sting Billy Talent Taio Cruz..

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
I don't have an i-Pod

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?
Lifeguarding at two pools and participating in the Kincardine Summer Music Festival.

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 homeschooled all my life except for the last three years of high school which were through correspondence.

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?
All the great times spent with friends playing ultimate frisbee touring Ontario and Quebec and playing incredible repertoire. I look forward to another phenomenal summer!