Chris Hanulik hit the ground running career-wise, landing a position in the Los Angeles Philharmonic after graduating from Juilliard.
“Leaving New York to had out to Southern California… what was that transition like?” I asked.
“I did not have too much trouble adjusting!” Chris said jovially.
Chris and I dig into all kinds of topics like:
- studying at Juilliard with Homer Mensch
- the year he spent as principal bassist of the Cleveland Orchestra
- his favorite studies for the bass
- how he sees his role as principal bassist of LA Phil
- audition preparation advice
It was a blast to get to sit down with Chris in person for this interview. I totally love talking in person and do so whenever possible, so it was super-cool to get together with Chris a few weeks back in LA!
Links to Check Out:
- Chris on Hulu (L.A. Philharmonic segment from Los Angeles Times)
- Chris’ LA Phil page
- Chris’ UCLA page
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