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Robert Rearden, Principal
The Iris and Alvin Bernstein Chair
Robert Rearden joined The Florida Orchestra as principal horn in October 2010. He has performed regularly as an extra and substitute player with The Cleveland Orchestra, including multiple recordings and tours of Europe, Asia and the United States. He was a member of the New World Symphony from 2006 to 2010. Rearden has performed at Carnegie Hall with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, New World Symphony and as a special guest artist for the YouTube Symphony Orchestra. He has performed many times as guest principal horn of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, including a tour to Chicago. Rearden has also performed with the National Symphony and the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, and at the Tanglewood, Aspen, Spoleto USA, Britt, Artosphere and Eastern music festivals. He recently recorded with the All-Star Orchestra in New York. Rearden completed his undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina as a student of Robert Pruzin and a master of music degree and an artist diploma at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Eli Epstein and Richard Solis.
Rearden was featured in Tampa Bay Times' Meet Your Florida Orchestra Musician series. Click here to read the article.