TBJ104: Joe Lovinsky
TBJ104: Joe Lovinsky, horn phenom, discusses his time in the US Army Band, being a sharp-shooter, cage fighter, and ultra runner. Yes really.100-Mile Joe!
Joe Lovinsky is an amazing player, teacher, and person. He sits down with Andrew & Lance to discuss why he may, in fact, be the most interesting man in the world!
From his bio page:
Joseph Lovinsky, principal horn and frequent soloist of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, was appointed to this position by world-renowned horn soloist Barry Tuckwell. Lovinsky, the former principal horn of The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” as well as The Army Orchestra, and The Army Brass Quintet in Washington DC, was also a frequent soloist with those ensembles. From 2013-2018, Joe taught at the Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, where he was a member of both the Faculty Brass and Wind Quintets. Joseph was horn instructor of the 2014 Music for All Summer Symposium at Ball State University and the 2016 Chamber Music National Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana. Joseph Lovinsky is a "Yamaha Performing Artist."
"You'll never know how far you can go unless you try to go too far"
Joseph Lovinsky, Play Without Limits
In this fun and lively discussion, we cover:
Playing Principal horn in Pershing's Own Army Band for over 20 years
The various amazing players who played in the Army Band Brass Quintet over the years
The Amazing Harry Watters
iPad music reader fail
Empire Brass story, signals crossed
JD Shaw joining the quintet in a very special piece of performance art
Battle of the Bands
Playing in a variety of smaller orchestras in Florida while in "retirement"
Joanna Hersey texting Joe (to warn him?)
Difference between playing in orchestras vs. quintets
Work on endurance and technical ability for quintet playing
Being homeless while a student at Juilliard due to a student loan glitch (and fantastic Peter Mennin story), sleeping in a practice room
Studying with James Chambers
Joe's sister is a Federal Prosecutor
Leaving Curtis to go to Juilliard
Growing up in inner-city Miami (Liberty City)
Being a security guard at Trump Plaza and Trump Tower
No downside to being a nice person
The influence of Joe's Dad, especially his character
Joe's other fascinating (and wildly successful) siblings
Cage fighting for fun and profit
John Delancey (head of Curtis) calling him into his office and changing his life
Becoming an ultra-runner
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