Jonathan Karschney continues with the Seattle Symphony as Assistant Principal Horn, a position he has held on temporary contract from 2010–2015. Prior to joining the Symphony in 2010, Karschney was a freelance horn player in New York City. He was a substitute player with the New York Philharmonic, was a frequent performer in Broadway pits and served as Principal Horn with Radio City. In addition, he was also guest Principal Horn of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. Karschney received his Bachelor of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music while studying with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Principal Horn, Erik Ralske. As a Seattle native, Karschney attended Garfield High School and was a member of the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra.
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