Monday, February 9, 2009

Joseph Lovinsky, Principal Hornist of the United States Army Band and Orchestra

[Joseph Lovinsky]

His agent tells AfriClassical: “Joseph Lovinsky is preparing for a concerto performance of Benjamin Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with Maryland Symphony Orchestra; tenor - Scott Williamson, conductor - Elizabeth Schulze, this weekend, February 14th and 15th.”
“Joseph Lovinsky is Principal Hornist of the United States Army Band and Orchestra Pershing’s Own, The Army Brass Quintet, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and the Washington Ballet. Before beginning formal horn studies at the age of 17, Joseph Lovinsky made his Carnegie Hall debut as solo horn of the McDonald's All American Band and received critical acclaim for performances of Mozart, Strauss, and Weber horn concerti with Orchestra. The Miami Herald called him, '...the self taught virtuoso.' Vincent Cason of the Miami Times wrote '...Joe Lovinsky is the best French horn player money can buy.' Following his studies at the Peabody Institute and Curtis Institute of Music, Joseph was appointed horn teaching assistant at the Juilliard School and was awarded the Irving Berlin Fellowship for Outstanding Orchestral Performance and the New York Philharmonic Music Assistance Fund Grant.”

Since 1997, Joseph Lovinsky has served as Principal Horn of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, after being hand selected by world renowned horn soloist and recording artist Barry Tuckwell. In 1999, Joseph had the honor of touring with Leonard Slatkin and the National Symphony Orchestra. A much sought after soloist/clinician, Joseph Lovinsky has conducted master classes throughout the United States. Joseph continues the musical tradition he received from his mentors, Jerome Ashby, James Chambers and Robert Watt, as he serves on the faculty at Howard University.”

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