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Your ticket to backstage conversations with world-renowned musicians. Join MET Opera Principal Trumpet David Krauss for candid and compelling discussions with today’s top performers as they speak about their creative process and lives as artists.
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    • 4.9 • 64 Ratings

Your ticket to backstage conversations with world-renowned musicians. Join MET Opera Principal Trumpet David Krauss for candid and compelling discussions with today’s top performers as they speak about their creative process and lives as artists.
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    Keri-Lynn Wilson

    Keri-Lynn Wilson

    Canadian conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson has led orchestras and opera companies around the globe to great acclaim for over two decades. Earlier this year, with her cousins on the battlefield of Ukraine, she turned her outrage into action when she founded the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra in coordination with the Metropolitan Opera and the Polish National Opera. Keri-Lynn and David talk about this meaningful work, the key to being a conductor, the advantage of experience, and reminisce about a respected and feared teacher they shared at Juilliard.
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    The Speaking Soundly theme song is composed by Joseph Saba/Stewart Winter and used by permission of Videohelper.
    Speaking Soundly was co-created by David Krauss and Jessica Handelman. 
    This interview has been edited and condensed to fit the time format.
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    • 24 min
    Anthony McGill

    Anthony McGill

    Avery Fisher Prize winner and clarinetist Anthony McGill is the first African-American to hold a Principal chair in the New York Philharmonic’s 180-year history. He sees his high-profile position as an opportunity to inspire a new generation of diverse musicians. Anthony discusses his work as an artist and activist, the greatest experience of his life, and how Michael Jordan inspired him to strive for excellence.
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    The Speaking Soundly theme song is composed by Joseph Saba/Stewart Winter and used by permission of Videohelper.
    Speaking Soundly was co-created by David Krauss and Jessica Handelman. 
    This interview has been edited and condensed to fit the time format.
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    • 25 min
    Joshua Weilerstein

    Joshua Weilerstein

    Conductor Joshua Weilerstein catapulted to international attention at a young age when he won first prize of the world-famous Malko Competition for Young Conductors with hardly any formal training. He discusses growing up in a musical family, how performing for thousands of youth who had never heard a live concert before profoundly influenced his career, earning the trust and respect of musicians, and paying homage with his popular classical music podcast "Sticky Notes" to the late Leonard Bernstein.
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    The Speaking Soundly theme song is composed by Joseph Saba/Stewart Winter and used by permission of Videohelper.
    Speaking Soundly was co-created by David Krauss and Jessica Handelman. 
    This interview has been edited and condensed to fit the time format.
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    • 21 min
    Ray Chen

    Ray Chen

    International violin virtuoso, Ray Chen is redefining the role of today’s classical soloist. Using social media, Ray aims to educate, enlighten, and entertain his audience before they get to the concert hall. He credits his grit and determination to his experience of being a first-generation immigrant and likens playing his ten-million-dollar Stradivarius violin to wielding Thor’s hammer.

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    The Speaking Soundly theme song is composed by Joseph Saba/Stewart Winter and used by permission of Videohelper.
    Speaking Soundly was co-created by David Krauss and Jessica Handelman. 
    This interview has been edited and condensed to fit the time format.
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    • 20 min
    Joseph Alessi

    Joseph Alessi

    Longtime Principal Trombonist with the New York Philharmonic and Juilliard faculty member Joseph Alessi discusses his musical childhood, the key to inspiring his students, and a recent health scare that jeopardized his career and caused him to consider a life without the trombone.
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    The Speaking Soundly theme song is composed by Joseph Saba/Stewart Winter and used by permission of Videohelper.
    Speaking Soundly was co-created by David Krauss and Jessica Handelman. 
    This interview has been edited and condensed to fit the time format.
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    • 23 min
    Spencer Rubin

    Spencer Rubin

    Juilliard freshman Spencer Rubin is either practicing the oboe, working on his oboe reeds, or making a TikTok video for his 1.5 million followers. The young oboist is taking the musical world by storm as he chases his dream of becoming a professional oboist, and entertains us along the way with his irreverent, honest, and hilarious viral videos.
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    The Speaking Soundly theme song is composed by Joseph Saba/Stewart Winter and used by permission of Videohelper.
    Speaking Soundly was co-created by David Krauss and Jessica Handelman. 
    This interview has been edited and condensed to fit the time format.
    Episode copyright © 2022 Artful Narratives Media.

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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Michelle***H ,

Terrific Find

I listened to your interview on Joshua Weilerstein’s podcast « Stickey Notes » and now, bingeing on your podcast. This provides a super insight into your orchestra world.
Love the interviews here!

kqperry ,

Soooo good

This is such a great, feel-good podcast. David Krauss asks thoughtful questions to each of the fantastic musicians; somehow he gets each person to talk about the meaning of life and music in the span of a relatively short episode. I finish each episode excited to know who will be interviewed next.

KatyB- ,

My Favorite Pod!!

Eagerly waiting for each new episode! Love hearing about the individual roads to each musicians career, their personalities and perspectives! Fascinating and absorbing. Each journey, each person unique — and yet so many common threads. CHECK THIS SERIES OUT!!

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