Brad Gemeinhardt, horn

Brad Gemeinhardt was appointed as Principal Horn of the Metropolitan Opera beginning with the 2022-2023 season. Prior to this appointment, he 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. As a chamber musician, Brad 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 in December of 2022. He 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). Brad currently serves on the faculties of the Juilliard School Pre-College Division and Columbia University, and is a Valade Fellow at Interlochen Arts Camp.