JunMing Wen is a tubist and a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy. He grew up in Guangzhou, China.
JunMing Wen visited IPR's Studio A to perform the Romanza movement from the tuba concerto by Ralph Vaughan Williams. He was joined by collaborative pianist Ya-Ju Chuang.
He told Classical IPR why he chose the tuba as his instrument when he was a child, and why he would now choose a career playing the tuba over a career driving for the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 racing team. He also explained why he keeps his mouthpiece with him at all times.
Listen to the entire performance and interview below.
Brock Morman engineered this recording. Sophia Bondi provided production assistance.