Horn / Performance
Jeffrey Lang is the associate principal horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Formerly principal horn of the Israel Philharmonic and the American Symphony Orchestra, he has also performed as guest principal horn of the Bavarian Radio, New York City Opera, and Orpheus Chamber orchestras.
Mr. Lang is a frequent soloist and has appeared with such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Myung-Whun Chung, Kurt Masur, Cristian Macelaru, and Rossen Milanov. Chamber music performances at home and abroad have included concerts with Bella Davidovich, Diane Walsh, Simone Dinnerstein, Melvin Chen, Natalie Zhu, Juliette Kang, the Israel Piano Trio, the Wister Quartet, the Canadian Brass, the Philadelphia Chamber Ensemble, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He has participated in the Kingston Chamber Music, Bard Summerscape, OK Mozart, and Spoleto festivals; and has given master classes in Israel, Finland, Korea, China, and the United States.
Mr. Lang records for several television, film, and commercial artists, and was principal horn of Disney’s long-running Broadway hit, Beauty and the Beast. He is an active member of the Recording Academy, the International Horn Society, and the American Federation of Musicians; and is a co-owner of White Brow Recording. Mr. Lang released a solo horn album, One World Horn, which is a charitable project presenting unaccompanied horn works from around the world. His live recording of Richard Wilson’s Triple Concerto for Horn, Marimba, and Bass Clarinet with the American Symphony Orchestra is available on iTunes.
Mr. Lang studied at the Juilliard School and Temple University. He joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2012 and also serves on the faculties of Bard College and Temple University. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Finnish cellist Elina Snellman-Lang, and their two sons, Johannes and Markus.