Aspen Music Festival And School

Jeffrey Fair Back To Artist-Faculty

Instrumental Focus

  • french horn

Jeffrey Fair has been principal horn of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra since 2013 and a member of the orchestra since 2003. His recent solo appearances include performances of Schumann’s Konzertstück and Messiaen’s “Des canyons aux étoiles…” Mr. Fair also performs as principal horn of the Seattle Opera and has served as guest principal horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

An extensive relationship with the Seattle Chamber Music Festival has led to numerous world premieres as well as performances of much of the standard chamber music repertoire. Other music festival appearances have been as principal horn and faculty member of the Eastern Music Festival, Arizona Music Festival, Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, and Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo.

Mr. Fair was previously principal horn of the San Antonio Symphony and served on the faculty at the University of Washington for a decade. He completed a Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School as a student of Jerome Ashby. A native of Oklahoma, he received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Oklahoma as a student of Eldon Matlick. Mr. Fair is a proud five-year alumnus of the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO