The Cleveland Orchestra - Fourth Horn
Artist's BiographyRichard Solis
The Cleveland Orchestra
Richard Solis currently holds the position of fourth horn of The Cleveland Orchestra. Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, he earned a bachelor of music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and studied with Myron Bloom, a former principal horn of the Orchestra. Mr. Solis spent five summers in residence at the Marlboro Festival in Vermont, performing and recording with the festival. He served as principal horn of the Casals Festival from 1976-78.
Richard Solis joined The Cleveland Orchestra at the beginning of the 1971-72 season and served as principal horn from 1977-1995, during which time he performed as principal horn on more than 100 Cleveland Orchestra recordings. Richard Solis has served as Artist in Residence at the University of Delaware. He is currently the head of the horn department at the Cleveland Institute of Music.