Stefan DOHR (horn) has, in addition to being Principal Horn of the Berlin Philharmonic, collaborated as a soloist with the world’s leading conductors, including Sir Simon Rattle, Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Bernhard Haitink, Christian Thielemann, Daniel Harding, Ingo Metzmacher, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Tadaaki Otaka, Dima Slobodeniuk, Kazushi Ono, Gustavo Gimeno, John Storgårds, and Marc Albrecht. He has performed concerti with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra (Tokyo), Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Oslo Philharmonic, Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Orquesta Nacional de España, Shanghai Philharmonic and Osaka Philharmonic.
As well as performing the great Classical and Romantic works for horn, Stefan is continually expanding his instrument’s repertoire – commissioning and premiering new pieces by today’s foremost composers. A prolific chamber musician, Stefan is a permanent member of the Ensemble Wien-Berlin, Berlin Philharmonic Chamber Music Society, and the Berlin Philharmonic Octet. He has performed with prominent artists such as Maurizio Pollini, Ian Bostridge, Lars Vogt, Kolja Blacher, Markus Becker, Guy Braunstein, Mark Padmore, and Kirill Gerstein.
Stefan studied in Essen and Cologne, starting his professional career at the age of 19 as Principal Horn of the Frankfurt Opera, during which time he also frequently appeared as a guest artist with Ensemble Modern. He held the position of Principal Horn in Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester and the Festival Orchestras of Bayreuth & Lucerne before taking up his current post in 1993. A passionate teacher, Stefan is a Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Music, the Sibelius Academy, and a permanent faculty member at the Herbert von Karajan Academy and the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin.