Jennifer Montone joined the Philadelphia Orchestra as principal horn in 2006. She is on the faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music, Juilliard School, and Temple University. Previously the principal horn of the Saint Louis Symphony and associate principal horn of the Dallas Symphony, Ms. Montone was an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University and performer/faculty at the Aspen Music Festival and School. Prior to her tenure in Dallas she was third horn of the New Jersey Symphony and performed regularly with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic.
Ms. Montone has performed as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony, Dallas Symphony, National Symphony, Polish National Radio Orchestra, Warsaw National Philharmonic, and the Curtis Orchestra, among others. Her recording of the Penderecki Horn Concerto, Wintereisse, with the Warsaw National Philharmonic won a 2013 Grammy Award in the category of Best Classical Compendium. She regularly appears as a featured artist at International Horn Society workshops and International Women’s Brass conferences.
As a chamber musician Ms. Montone has performed with the Bay Chamber Concerts, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, La Jolla Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Bellingham Music Festival, Spoleto (Italy) Chamber Music Festival, and Marlboro Music Festival.
In May 2006 Ms. Montone was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. She is also the winner of the 1996 Paxman Young Horn Player of the Year Award in London and the 1998 Philadelphia Concerto Soloists Competition. She was a fellow in the Tanglewood Music Festival Orchestra in 1996 and 1997. Ms. Montone is a graduate of the Juilliard School where she studied with Julie Landsman. A native of northern Virginia, Ms. Montone studied with Edwin Thayer, principal horn of the National Symphony, as a fellow in the Symphony’s Youth Fellowship Program.
Be sure to hear Jennifer’s 2017 Festival performances listed below
Saturday, August 12, 5pm
Monday, August 14, 6pm
Tuesday, August 15, noon
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