What is your name?
Mark D'Angelo

Where are you from?
North Vancouver

Where do you live now?
North Vancouver

What instruments do you play?
Trumpet, Cornet, Piccolo Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Baroque Trumpet

How long have you played your instruments?
27 Years

What made you pick those instruments?
I saw an elementary school band concert, and there were some trumpets blasting loudly. I thought wow that's cool.

Where did you study?
McGill University- Masters of Music Performance.
Brandon University- Bachelors of Music.
Capilano University- Music Transfer Program Diploma.

Please list any awards, accomplishments, etc.
Aspen Music Festival Brass Quintet Fellowship National Youth Orchestra Canada 2006,2007.
Canada Council Specialized Travel Grant to Valencia Spain.
McGill University Graduate Travel Scholarship.
Brandon University Graduate Scholarship.
Edythe Hamilton Whitehead Memorial Scholarship.
Laura Grace Taylor Scholarship in Instrumental Music.
Brandon University Music Scholarship.
Provincial National Class: 1st Place. Brandon, M.B.
Nan McLean Goodwin Music Award.

If you could have dinner with any composer (living or dead) who would it be and why?
If I were to have dinner with any composer, I think I would have to chose Quincy Jones. It would be interesting to get a perspective from someone who has such a diverse career as a producer, performer (trumpet), composer, and record executive. It would be interesting to see how he is able to balance everything, and be so diverse.

What is your favourite genre of music, other than classical music?
I enjoy many styles of music, but I do enjoy Mariachi, and Salsa Music.

What is your favourite band?
American Brass Quintet

Other than the KSO, who do you perform with?
Vancouver Island Symphony, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Vancouver New Music, Plastic Acid Orchestra, Mariachi Los Dorados.

What are some interesting places you have traveled too?
With my performing career I have been lucky to travel to be able to travel to Korea, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Italy, France, Spain, Mexico.

What are your hobbies outside of music?
Although music does take most of my time, I do enjoy many sports. During the summer my go to sport would have to be golf.

What is your favourite flavour of ice cream?
Mint Chocolate Chip

What is your guilty pleasure?
Lasagna

Do you get nervous? And how do you calm your nerves before a performance?
Depending on the scope of the performance, I sometimes experience some nerves. I generally don't try to calm the nerves, but try to channel them into excitement, which often helps the performance.