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Stewart Rose, Horn Associate

Praised by The New Yorker for his “forceful yet elegant virtuosity” French hornist Stewart Rose is one of the preeminent horn players of his generation. This season he is performing as a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra horn section and in recent seasons was acting principal with New York City Ballet Orchestra and prior to that, acting associate principal with the New York Philharmonic for two years. He has been guest principal with Philadelphia Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Saito Kinen Orchestra. He has appeared at the Marlboro, Tanglewood, Mostly Mozart, Spoleto, Edinburgh, Chesapeake Music, and Bridgehampton festivals and is a frequent guest with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. A native New Yorker, he began playing with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in the 1980s and has been principal horn with Orchestra of St. Luke’s since its inception. He also served as principal horn with New York City Opera at Lincoln Center for 25 years. Mr. Rose’s first solo recording, From the Forest, a collection of early classical works for horn and orchestra by Haydn, Telemann, Leopold Mozart, and Christoph Forster with St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, was released on St. Luke’s Collection to great critical acclaim. The New York Times noted Stewart Rose for his “remarkable virtuosity, agility and fluency, and his ability to retain the horn’s cheery rusticity.”