My long-time friend Matt Heller just won a job in the Calgary Philharmonic. I think that this is fabulous news. It really couldn’t have happened to a nicer or more deserving guy. Matt has been very focused on obtaining an orchestral position for years, and it is great to see his goal come to fruition. You can read more about his audition experience here.
In case you don’t know, Matt runs an excellent blog called hella frisch. It is about the bass, music, concerts, and life in general, and it is a very engaging, entertaining, and literary read.
Matt and I have known each other for a long time. He was on board the Russian jet of insanity I described in my story I Fly Plane!, as well as being in the bass section for the incident I described in my story You Play Solo…..I Dance! I really hope that Matt finds time to keep his blog going–it is truly a great read and I make sure to check in every day.