BENJAMIN JABER has been Principal Horn of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra since May 2008.
He has also performed as Guest Principal Horn with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra,
the IRIS Orchestra, the Louisiana Philharmonic, and also as an extra player with the Houston, Richmond and New World
Symphonies and the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra. He has also appeared as a guest artist on the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Green Umbrella new music series.
As a soloist, Mr. Jaber received First Prize in the university division of the 2003 American Horn Competition and was the winner of the Aspen Music Festival's 2004 brass concerto competition. He was also a featured artist at the first-ever Conservatory Project series held at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. He has spent his summers at the Aspen Festival, the National Orchestral Institute, the Pacific Music Festival and the Marlboro Music Festival and has also toured with the Musicians from Marlboro series. He also remains active as a recording artist in the motion picture studios of Los Angeles, adding many different projects to his credit. As a teacher, Mr. Jaber has served on the faculties of the University of California San Diego and the University of California Los Angeles and maintains a private teaching studio.
Mr. Jaber received his training at the Interlochen Arts Academy, Rice University's Shepherd School of
Music and the Colburn Conservatory where he was the first horn player ever to be graduated from the
school. His teachers were William Ver Meulen, John Zirbel, David Jolley and Bruce Henniss. He performs
on a horn by S.W. Lewis of Chicago.