Horn player Stefan Dohr is an acclaimed soloist, chamber and orchestra musician. He studied in Essen and Cologne and started his professional career at the age of 19 as the principal horn of the Frankfurt Opera. He occupied the same position with the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. Stefan Dohr has been the principal horn of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1993. As a soloist, he has worked with many celebrated conductors, including Daniel Barenboim, Bernard Haitink, Christian Thielemann, Ingo Metzmacher and Daniel Harding, as well as Claudio Abbado. His repertoire covers all eras and includes composers such as Herbert Willi, Toshio Hosokawa, Wolfgang Rihm and Hans Abrahamsen, who have written new works for him. His chamber music partners comprise the pianists Maurizio Pollini, Lars Vogt and Kirill Gerstein, the violinists Kolja Blacher and Guy Braunstein and the tenors Ian Bostridge and Mark Padmore. Stefan Dohr is also a member of the Berlin Philharmonic Octet and the Ensemble Wien-Berlin. He appears regularly in international chamber music festivals and is invited to give masterclasses throughout the world.