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Brennan Connolly

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Hometown / ville
New Hamburn, ON

Age / âge


Why did you choose your instrument / Pourquoi avez-vous choisi cet instrument ?
I was always taken by the drum set when I attended high school music concerts that my older sisters were involved in.

What are your professional goals? / Décrivez quelques-unes de vos ambitions professionnelles.
I aspire to play professionally within many different genres including orchestras chamber music theatre/opera and percussion ensemble. I also would like to teach at the post-secondary level.

How do you feel you will benefit from participation in NYO Canada? / Comment pensez-vous que votre participation à NYO Canada puisse vous aider?
A chance to play standard literature that has many excerpts in it will help to drill into my hands and ears the music. This will help my execution of the excerpts.

What are your interests outside classical music / Avez-vous d’autres intérêts à part la musique classique ?
Sports. (Hockey Baseball Golf and Tennis)

Who is your favourite classical musician? / Quel est votre artiste (classique) préféré ?
She-e Wu

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

What has recently played on your Mp3? / Qu’écoutez-vous ces jours-ci sur votre Mp3?
Thoroughly Modern Millie (I just played the show!)

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 and planning a wedding. =)

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 didn't take private lessons until I reached college.

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?
There are too I have to pick one? Ok. The Juno nomination? Or Maestro Davis? Or West Side Story? Or winning a scholarship? Maybe my first ever concert. Pictures at an Exhibition. Maestro Talmi. Oh wait! I got it. Hammer in Mahler 6. =)