Patrick Pridemore (on leave) French Horn

Originally from Evans, Georgia, and now a resident of New York City, Patrick Pridemore appears with many of the country’s most prestigious musical organizations, such as the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. An accomplished and highly sought-after chamber musician, Mr. Pridemore is a member of the Marlboro Music Festival, and has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Boston Chamber Music Society, the American Chamber Players of Washington, D.C., and is a founding member of the ZĂ©phyros Quintet. As a soloist, he has performed the Strauss Concerto No. 2 for Horn with the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra in Merkin Hall. Mr. Pridemore has performed under many esteemed conductors, including James Levine, Kurt Masur, Sir Simon Rattle, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Sir AndrĂ© Previn, and David Zinman. He was heard as the principal horn of the Juilliard Opera Center production of Hansel und Gretel, which was seen nationally on Public Television’s “Live from Lincoln Center” series. He has recorded for EMI. Mr. Pridemore attended The Curtis Institute of Music as a student of Myron Bloom, and The Juilliard School, where he studied with William Purvis.