Brad Gemeinhardt was appointed Third Horn of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 2009 after two seasons as Assistant/Utility Horn at the Met. He has performed many times in the Principal Horn chair of the Met Orchestra, and also as Guest Principal Horn of the New York Philharmonic. Prior to his current appointment, he was one of New York City’s leading freelance horn players, performing with a wide array of ensembles. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Juilliard School where his principal teacher was Jerome Ashby (former Associate Principal Horn of the ). He is also a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy where he studied with Bruce Henniss and Julie Schleif. Other influential teachers include David Krehbiel (former Principal Horn) and Robert Gilbert in Mr. Gemeinhardt’s hometown of Memphis, TN.
Mr. Gemeinhardt has performed with many different ensembles in a wide variety of genres. As a freelancer, Mr. Gemeinhardt performed in a broad range of classical and commercial settings, including performances with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, , Orchestra of St. Luke’s, San Francisco Symphony, many Broadway shows, television and , and commercial recordings. He has also performed at many music festivals, including Tanglewood, Aspen, Bard Music Festival, Garth Newel Chamber Music Festival, Lincoln Center Festival, among others.
In addition to Columbia, Mr. Gemeinhardt serves on the faculty in the Pre-College division of the Juilliard School and is a Valade Fellow at the Interlochen Arts Camp.