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Roy Femenella, Acting Second Horn

Roy Femenella is thrilled to be joining the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in the 2022-2023 season as Acting Second Horn. Roy has previously been a frequent substitute at the Met, and additionally has made many appearances with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops. He has also performed with l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the Swedish Radio Symphony, the New World Symphony in Miami, and has been a guest Principal horn of the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa in Portugal, and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería in Mexico City. He was a winner of the New World Symphony’s concerto competition, resulting in several performances of Richard Strauss’ Horn Concerto no. 2 – an excerpt of which can be heard on YouTube. Roy can also be heard in many commercial and film music settings, and recently participated in the productions of the upcoming films “Crater” for Disney and “Maestro” for Netflix. Roy is a graduate from both the Juilliard School and the Juilliard School Pre-College Division, where he studied with Met Orchestra Musicians Erik Ralske and Javier Gándara respectively. Roy is honored to be performing in between his two former teachers this season.