Name: Glenn Basham
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
At what age did you begin playing your instrument? 8
Who have been your greatest musical influences? My parents, my teachers Alexander Prilutchi and Vartan Manoogian, Josef Gingold.
Who are your favorite composers? Bach, Brahms, and whoever I am playing at the moment.
What career path would you have taken had you not chosen music? I really have no idea.
What's currently playing on your iPod or CD player? Jamie Aebersold.
Your hobbies and interests: Family, Basel – my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, jazz harmonica.
Some little-known, yet interesting facts about you: Climbed Mt. Sinai in 1977 with my dad, Don Basham. Joined the Musicians Union in 1974 when I was 16.
Funniest concert moment: Playing a solo note for Peter Schickele that was so high only the dog onstage could hear it!
Daily practice rituals: Play SOMETHING improvised, out of comfort zone.
The question you’re asked most often about your instrument (and your answer): “Is that Myra’s violin?” My answer: “Uh, yes...”
Your favorite part about playing in the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra: Seeing over and over how happy we can make our audiences!