Linc SmelserVioloncello

Linc Smelser



Year you joined the Grant Park Music Festival


Where did you study?

University of Arizona, Northern Illinois University

Career highlight?

The European tours with the CSO

If you could sit down and chat with any musical figure (dead or alive) who would it be?

Jascha Heifetz


Running, tennis, stamp collecting, carpentry
Can you share any memorable stories about your experience with the Grant Park Music Festival?
The best was when James Paul was conducting Holst back at the Petrillo Band Shell. A rabbit ran across the stage from right to left during the speech. During the exact same speech the next night, the rabbit ran across the stage from left to right!