Ethan Brozka

Horn

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO
Alma maters: University of Denver, Oberlin Conservatory, University of Iowa
Awards/CompetitionsWinner, 2016 University of Iowa Concerto Competition; Finalist, 2015 Dannenberg Honors Recital, Oberlin Conservatory
Appearances: New World Symphony, substitute, 2017; Orchestra Iowa, subsitute, 2016–17; Quincy Symphony Orchestra, Guest Principal Horn, 2016; Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, Fourth Horn, 2015–17; Music Academy of the West, 2016; Aspen Music Festival and School, 2014, 2015
Musical origins: I had a music teacher, Mr. Wheeler, in elementary school who played horn and would bring his instrument in from time to time. I thought it was the coolest thing in the world, so I begged my parents to get me lessons, and started playing in 6th grade.
What inspired you to audition for TŌN? My good friend, Chris Moran (trumpet), joined TŌN a year before me and was a big part of why I ended up in the orchestra. Now we’re roommates.
Favorite piece to play: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7
Favorite obscure piece: Alexander Borodin’s Symphony No. 2
Favorite composer fact: Mozart composed the overture to Don Giovanni on the morning of the premiere while nursing a hangover so severe, he had to be kept awake by his wife, Constanze.
Favorite musical memory: Seeing Carmen for the first time at The Met
Which composer would have had the best social media: Berlioz on Twitter
Favorite fact about your instrument: It’s not French.
Favorite non-classical musician: D’Angelo
Musical guilty pleasure: Johann Strauss waltzes
Best music to have on repeat: D’Angelo’s Voodoo
What recording would you take to a deserted island: George Szell’s Beethoven cycle
Proudest accomplishment: Losing 100 lbs
Favorite non-musical activity: Cooking
Favorite book: In the Beauty of the Lillies by John Updike
Favorite painting: Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich
Piece of advice for a young classical musician: Don’t ever underestimate the value of fundamentals.
Time travel destination: Karajan-era Berlin

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