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Erin Macleod

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Hometown / ville
Calgary, Alberta

Age / âge

Double Bass

Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I always wanted to upgrade to a really powerful instrument from the violin my parents gave me. I felt like I was good and ready after a decade of playing the Happy Meal version and when the solitary double bass spot in my high school band opened up I jumped on it.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
Like most of us I would to play with a professional performing orchestra; I also love chamber music so finding a group willing to have a bassist would be nice. I would also love to get more music written for the bass so I hope some of my time will be focused on commissions.

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 get to play a handful of wonderful pieces surrounded by extremely talented people. I love the immersion and the reminder it gives me that music is what I want and love to do.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
I love old rhythm & blues and soul music. Outside music entirely I like to cook and I love old movies.

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
At the moment Corey Cerovsek

Who is your favourite non-classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (non classique) préféré ?
At the moment Say Anything

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

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?
Likely working and trying to improve my pool skills.

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 a child ballerina.

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?
The umpteen times that my roommates and I woke up and had to ask ourselves what city we were in that morning. Or the night we finished recording Mahler 6 and everybody went nuts in Montreal.