Ben Jaber has been Principal Horn of the San Diego Symphony 
Orchestra since May 2009, serving the same capacity since 2008 on an 
acting basis.  He has also performed with the IRIS Orchestra, the 
Louisiana Philharmonic, the Houston, Richmond and New World 
Symphonies, and the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra.   As a soloist, Mr. 
Jaber received first prize at the university division of the 2003 
American Horn Competition and was the winner of the Aspen Music 
Festival's 2004 brass concerto competition.  He was also a featured 
artist at the first-ever Conservatory Project series held at the 
Kennedy Center in Washington.  He has spent his summers at the Aspen 
Festival, the National Orchestral Institute, the Pacific Music 
Festival, and the Marlboro Music Festival.  He has also been active as 
a freelancer in the recording studios of Los Angeles, adding many 
different projects to his credit.  Mr. Jaber received his training at 
the Interlochen Arts Academy, Rice University's Shepherd School of 
Music, and the Colburn Conservatory where he was the first hornist 
ever to be graduated from the school.  He studied with William Ver 
Meulen, John Zirbel, David Jolley, and Bruce Henniss. He performs on a horn by Daniel Rauch of Norway.


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