When I walked out from behind the screen after being announced as the winner, there were gasps. The committee was flabbergasted. None of them expected a woman.
February celebrates the incredible life and career of a true virtuosic pioneer, the great Julie Landsman. Julie graciously sits down with Michael to discuss her extraordinary 25 year run as principal horn of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, her first principal job in the Houston Symphony, what it’s like to be a trailblazer in the world of brass, how she became one of the great french horn teachers of all-time, her relationship with the late great Carmine Caruso, what it’s like to be “retired” and even how she became the subject of a chapter in Malcolm Gladwell’s New York Times best seller Blink. Enjoy!