Hannah L. and J. Welles Henderson Chair
Jeffrey Lang is an orchestral horn player, educator, and studio musician in the Greater New York-Philadelphia area. He is the associate principal horn of The Philadelphia Orchestra and is currently on the faculties of Bard College, Temple University, and the Curtis Institute of Music. Formerly principal horn of the Israel Philharmonic and the American Symphony Orchestra, he has also performed as guest principal horn of the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the New York City Opera Orchestra, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
Mr. Lang studied at the Juilliard School and Temple University. He has recently given master classes in Israel, Finland, Korea, China, and the United States. He has appeared as soloist with such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Myung-Whun Chung, Kurt Masur, Cristian Măcelaru, and Rossen Milanov. Chamber music performances at home and abroad have included concerts with Bella Davidovich, Diane Walsh, Simone Dinnerstein, Melvin Chan, 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 Festival, Bard Summerscape, OK Mozart, and the Spoleto Festival.
Mr. Lang records for several TV, film, and commercial artists in the metropolitan area 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 he is co-owner of White Brow Recording.
Mr. Lang lives in New Jersey with his wife, Finnish cellist Elina Snellman-Lang, and their two sons, Johannes and Markus.
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