Meet the L.A. Philharmonic

Members of the L.A. Phil had some surprising answers when asked which instrument they’d love to master. For percussionist Perry Dreiman it was the electric guitar, “I love that crunchy sound,” he wrote. “Jimi Hendrix blazed the trail for all shredders to follow.” Other musicians aspired to tame the powerful pipe organ or play lead trumpet in a big band.

Take your turn exploring what makes the L.A. Phil unique. Click on an instrument to filter musicians by section, or an individual player to see their answers.

Additional credits: Anthony Pesce and Armand Emamdjomeh contributed to this project.