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Darren Hicks

Date December 1, 2016 Author NYO Canada Categories 2016 | December 2016

In our third edition of our Alumni Spotlight series, we recently spoke with bassoonist Darren Hicks. A member of the 2011 NYO, Darren has since gone on to perform internationally with the Verbier Festival Orchestra and the Yale Philharmonia while also pursuing post-grad studies at the Glenn Gould School and Yale. In addition to being named as one of CBC's 30 hot classical musicians under 30 earlier in 2016, Darren is currently residing in Miami while performing with the New World...

Catherine Gray

Date November 24, 2016 Author NYO Canada Categories 2016 | November 2016

In the second edition of an ongoing series highlighting the success stories of our recent alums, we recently spoke with violist Catherine Gray. A member of the 2013 & 2015 NYO, Catherine has performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal and has been featured across CBC Radio, CBC Television, and BBC3.  Described as "une altiste formidable" (Le Devoir, Montreal), Catherine recently completed her Masters degree at McGill University and now is...

Lara Deutsch

Date November 17, 2016 Author NYO Canada Categories 2016 | November 2016

In the first of an ongoing series highlighting the success stories of our recent alums, we recently spoke with flute & piccolo soloist Lara Deutsch. A member of the 2012 & 2013 NYO, Lara was named as one of 2015’s “Hot 30 Under 30 Canadian Classical Musicians” by CBC Music and is considered to be an in-demand soloist, orchestral and chamber musician.  Most recently, Lara was appointed Assistant Principal Flute & Piccolo of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on a one-year contract and...

Voilà presque deux semaines déjà que nous sommes arrivés

Date July 6, 2016 Author NYO Canada Categories 2016

Voilà presque deux semaines déjà que nous sommes arrivés à Kitchener-Waterloo pour débuter le stage de musique de chambre et d’orchestre au sein du National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Certains ont voyagé en auto, en train, en bus, ou encore en avion. Le périple a duré une heure, pour d’autres toute la journée. Nous, musiciens, venons de partout au Canada et sommes fiers d’avoir été sélectionnés pour ces huit semaines où nous pourrons entièrement nous consacrer à la...

Aaand we're back!

Date June 29, 2016 Author NYO Canada Categories Miles Thomsen

Greetings and welcome to one of one hundred different perspectives on NYO Canada 2016! As a returning blogger I hope to provide some insight into the constants and the changes from year to year. If you're here for some more personal stuff, there's some of that too!   I just finished my B.Mus (Performance) at the University of Manitoba in my hometown of Winnipeg. This past year, my fifth (the "victory lap" as they say), was an odd one in that I had very few requirements left to complete...

Good-bye, NYO (or, Until Next Time)

Date August 14, 2015 Author NYO Canada Categories 2015 | Deanna Choi

Hallo everyone,  Upon returning home, I discovered a strange sensation. There were no horns warming up in my backyard with long tones and bits of Mars. There was no schedule telling me what to do or where to be at what time. There was no bus ride and panicked last-minute packing at 8:30 AM. There were no violas to make fun of, no dressing rooms, no truck full of flight cases, no plinking sound of harps tuning, no brass players making towers out of plastic cups and swinging out of trees....

Meet the Maestro: Michael Francis

Date August 13, 2015 Author NYO Canada Categories 2015 | Deanna Choi

Hometown: Berkshire, UK; currently based in Tampa, Florida Instrument: Double bass Favourite cheese: aged cheddar or Stilton Musical influences: Sir Colin Davis, Valery Gergiev, Carlos Kleiber, Rinat Ibragimov Gustav finally met the head honcho, the big cheese, the man who leads the orchestra into the fray with courage and dignity - and a dry British wit.  But for starters, he wanted to know: what does a conductor actually do?  MF: “When you have 90 people on stage, everyone has their...

Alec Hall: Long Live the Revolution

Date August 13, 2015 Author NYO Canada Categories 2015 | Deanna Choi

Hometown: Toronto  Instrument: Violin  Favourite cheese: Cambozola  Alec Hall, a composer based in New York, workshopped a new piece with the NYO entitled These Bodies Kill Fascists. We caught up with him for a few minutes after lunch to discuss this piece and his compositional process.  The piece was originally written for a chamber ensemble of 11 musicians, titled, our bodies will be our demand, inspired by the Deep Green Resistance movement in Occupy Wall Street. This newly composed...


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