Stefan Dohr

Photo: © Monika Rittershaus

Stefan Dohr
, who became principal horn of the Berlin Philharmonic in 1993, is a sought after soloist and chamber musician throughout the world. He is a member of the Ensemble Wien-Berlin, the Berlin Philharmonic Horns and the Berlin Philharmonic Octet. He regularly plays world premieres of new horn concertos written for him by composers such as Toshio Hosokawa and Wolfgang Rihm. In his free time Stefan Dohr loves sailing.
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    Toshio Hosokawa and Stefan Dohr in conversation
    Toshio Hosokawa and Stefan Dohr in conversation / Recorded in the Berlin Philharmonie, 12 February 2011.

    Recorded on the occasion of the premiere of Toshio Hosokawa's Horn Concerto with soloist Stefan Dohr, the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle conducting. 
    In praise of … Stefan Dohr
    2011-02-23 The Guardian, London
    "(...) During the Berliners' concerts this week, for example, it has been hard to miss the imposing artistic presence of the orchestra'sprincipal horn player, Stefan Dohr, whose range of expression, stentorian and seductive by turns, was one of the stand-out contributions to the Mahler Fourth Symphony on Monday. Last night Mr Dohr left his usual seat and came to the front of the stage as soloist in Toshio Hosokawa's horn concerto, dedicated to him and premiered in Berlin earlier this month, a work in which the horn is asked to sound like a lotus flower floating on a pond. Tonight Mr Dohr will be back in the engine room leading an even larger horn section in the imposing launch of Mahler's Third Symphony. (...)"
    REVIEW from 2011-02-23