French Horn | California | San Diego Symphony Orchestra
BENJAMIN JABER has been Principal Horn of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra since May 2008. He has also performed as Guest Principal Horn with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the IRIS Orchestra, the Louisiana Philharmonic, and as an extra player with the Houston, Richmond and New World Symphonies and the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra. He has also appeared as a guest on the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella new music series.
As a soloist, Mr. Jaber has appeared numerous times with the San Diego Symphony, most recently playing John Williams’ Horn Concerto in May 2019. He received First Prize in the university division of the 2003 American Horn Competition and was the winner of the Aspen Music Festival’s 2004 brass concerto competition. He was also featured at the first-ever Conservatory Project recital series held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He has spent summers at the Aspen Festival, the National Orchestral Institute, the Pacific Music Festival and the Marlboro Music Festival and has also toured with the Musicians from Marlboro series. He remains active as a recording artist in the motion picture studios of Los Angeles, with hundreds of different projects to his credit.
As a teacher, Mr. Jaber has served on the faculties of the University of California San Diego and the University of California Los Angeles and maintains a private teaching studio.
Mr. Jaber is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and the Colburn Conservatory where he was the first horn player ever to be graduated from the school. His teachers were William Ver Meulen, John Zirbel, David Jolley and Bruce Henniss. He plays on a horn by S.W. Lewis of Chicago.
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