Richard Deane, horn
Richard Deane is Associate Principal Horn of the New York Philharmonic beginning in the 2014-15 Season and served as Acting Principal Horn for the 2017-18 Season. Previously, he was the third horn of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since 1987, participating in over 80 recordings, and 20 Grammy winners, for Telarc International during that period. Mr. Deane is a native of Richmond, Kentucky, where he began his horn studies with Stanley Lawson. He received a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Myron Bloom, and a Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Michael Hatfield. Other teachers have included Jerry Peel at the University of Miami and David Wakefield at the Aspen Music Festival. Mr. Deane was a first prize winner in the American Horn Competition in 1987. He has played Principal Horn with the Colorado Philharmonic (summers of 1985 and 1987) and the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia (1985-87). In May of 1999, Mr. Deane was a featured artist at the International Horn Society Convention held at the University of Georgia in Athens.