BTS Episode 9 - Ryan Roberts

JT and Matt speak with Ryan Roberts, English Horn and Oboe, New York Philharmonic

Ryan Roberts, English Horn/Oboe of the New York Philharmonic joins BTS to talk about his audition successes -- and the few that weren't so great. He is the second youngest musician ever to become a member of the NY Phil, and won the job after it was vacant for over 9 years (he’s only 24!). Ryan discusses the difference between winning an audition versus not getting past the prelims, and how auditions are subjective and how much goes in to choosing a player. He talks about the importance of reeds, the amount of time it takes to make the perfect reed, plus the benefits of colleagues being on the audition circuit with you. It’s good to have a friend to join you at the bar!

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