S01E36 – George Curran

About our interview with George Curran

George Curran, Bass Trombonist for the New York Philharmonic shares his journey to being one of the newest members of the orchestra. Coming from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra he talks about settling into his new position in New York and becoming part of the Philharmonic family. We talked about so many topics with George; the logistics of being a one year-orchestral substitute, the importance of self assessment for fitting into a section, the stress of living in the city and making the transition from Atlanta, sound proofing within a New York City apartment, choosing to play the Bass Trombone, his educational path and the importance of having a clear career strategy and goal, his process for preparing for auditions and how to handle the large amount of repertoire needed, mental preparation for auditions, the importance of understanding style and context of excerpts, playing to the space in auditions and the necessity of recording in different acoustical settings.

Links to learn more about George Curran

http://nyphil.org/about-us/artists/george-curran
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/atltromboneproj
https://music.columbusstate.edu/trombone/beautiful_noise.php

George Curran