Richard Deane


Richard Deane is the associate principal horn of the New York Philharmonic, and had previously been the third horn of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (since 1987). He has participated in over 80 recordings for Telarc International, 20 of which have won Grammys. Deane began his horn studies with Stanley Lawson and received his master of music from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Myron Bloom. He received his bachelor of music degree summa cum laude from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Michael Hatfield. Other teachers have included Jerry Peel at the University of Miami and David Wakefield at the Aspen Music Festival. Deane was a first prize winner in the American Horn Competition in 1987. He has played principal horn with the Colorado Philharmonic and the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia.

In Atlanta, Deane has performed with the Atlanta Chamber Players, and was a member of the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet, touring Norway with that group as part of the Olympic cultural exchange between Lillehammer and Atlanta. In May of 1999, Deane was a featured artist at the International Horn Society Convention held at the University of Georgia in Athens. In addition to teaching master classes at such schools as The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Georgia State University, Cleveland State University, and Eastern Kentucky University, Deane was visiting professor of horn at the University of Georgia from 2006 until 2014. He also serves as principal horn of the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina each summer. His article, “The Third Horn Brahms Experience,” was published in the spring 2007 edition of The Horn Call, and his first method book, The Efficient Approach: Accelerated Development for the Horn, was published by the Atlanta Brass Society Press.