Yousef Assi


Joe Assi (Curtis ’07) is third horn of the Dallas Symphony, and principal horn of the Breckenridge Music Festival. He previously held the post of principal horn with the Sarasota Orchestra, the Palestine National Orchestra, and Verbier Chamber Orchestra. He is an active chamber musician and soloist, having made appearances in Sarasota and Breckenridge performing Strauss’s first horn concerto, and as a guest chamber musician at the Verbier Festival’s chamber music series.A sought-after guest performer, Mr. Assi has been guest principal horn with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, guest associate principal with the Dallas Symphony, and has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony, and many others. He holds a bachelor of music degree from the Curtis Institute, where he studied with Jerome Ashby and Jennifer Montone, and did work on a masters of music degree at Juilliard with Julie Landsman.