Do want to sum up Carol Jantsch in one story? Earlier this year she became the first tuba soloist to ever perform on the subscription series of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She performed her solo four times in a week and every time was asked by the audience to play an encore. So she proceeded to play a different solo as an encore all four nights!
I was backstage after the final performance and one of the violins in the orchestra came up to her and told her that her playing that week had made him reevaluate his entire approach to his own instrument.
She is a generational talent and was a wonderful interview.
From the show notes:
Andrew and Lance are joined by Carol Jantsch, Principal Tuba for the Philadelphia Orchestra and international soloist. She talks about what the experience was like successfully auditioning for one of the best orchestras in the world at the age of 20.
She also talks about her recent solo appearances with the orchestra and how they were the highlight of her career as well as her future plans in the music business.