Brad Gemeinhardt

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Principal Horn
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
The Juilliard School
Bachelor of Music

About Brad

Brad Gemeinhardt was appointed as Principal Horn of the Metropolitan Opera beginning with the 2022-2023 season. Prior to this appointment, Gemeinhardt served as Acting Principal Horn for the 2021-2022 season after having performed as Third Horn for the previous eleven seasons. He joined the Metropolitan Opera in 2007 as Assistant Principal/Utility Horn. Gemeinhardt can be seen and heard regularly on the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD broadcasts, in the Met’s regular broadcasts on the Met Opera Radio Sirius/XM channel, and the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network Saturday Matinee broadcasts. He regularly performs with the MET Orchestra in its annual series of concerts at Carnegie Hall, most recently in a performance of Richard Strauss’ Don Juan, where the horn section led by Gemeinhardt was hailed in the New York Times as having “covered themselves in glory.”

As a chamber musician, Gemeinhardt performs regularly with the MET Orchestra Chamber Ensemble at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, with a recent performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 praised as having been “played with dash and virtuosity” by the New York Classical Review. Upcoming performances on this series include the Brahms Trio for Horn, Violin, and Piano.

Gemeinhardt received a Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School where his principal teacher was Jerome Ashby. He is also a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, where he studied with Bruce Henniss and Julie Schleif. Other influential teachers include David Krehbiel (CA) and Robert Gilbert (TN).

Gemeinhardt currently serves on the faculties of the Juilliard School Pre-College Division and Columbia University, and is a Valade Fellow at Interlochen Arts Camp.

I focus on building a solid technical foundation, but always through the lens of great musicianship.

B.M., The Juilliard School