Matthew Berliner, Principal Horn

Photo: Nicola Betts

Photo: Nicola Betts

About Matthew Berliner

Matthew Berliner is the Acting Principal horn of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra for the 2015-2016 season. In the previous season he was Acting Associate Principal and 3rd horn. He has played in a variety of ensembles including the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Opera, Seattle commercial recording studios, Seattleā€™s 5th Avenue Theatre, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Hawaii Ballet, Maui Pops Orchestra, Lancaster Festival Orchestra, and the New World Symphony. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree studying with Roland Pandolfi at Oberlin College and Conservatory where he also earned a degree in Environmental Studies. He then completed his Master’s Degree at Rice University studying with William VerMeulen. He also studied with David Johnson at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland and with members of the Toronto Symphony at the Glenn Gould School. His festival attendance includes the Zermatt Festival Academy with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Lucerne Festival Academy, Banff Centre, National Repertory Orchestra, Music Academy of the West, and Round Top. This summer he will teach at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp in Alaska and play with the Oregon Bach Festival. He enjoys cycling and kitesurfing in his free time.