Zohar Schondorf, Horn

bio_zoharUpon finishing his BM degree from the Juilliard school in 1995, Mr. Schondorf returned to his homeland of Israel for a total of six years to assume two positions, one as Associate Principal Horn with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra and the other as Principal Horn with the Israel Symphony/Opera Orchestra, a position he held from 1997 to 2001.

Relocating back to NYC in 2001, Mr. Schondorf joined the American Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal horn, and is serving as Principal since 2012.

Also serving as Co-Principal at ABT and 3rd/Principal horn with Stamford Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Schondorf enjoys a prosperous freelance career, performing regularly, mostly as Principal, in the studio as well as with numerous international, regional and local orchestras.

Recent appearances include the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Harrisburg Symphony, Westchester Philharmonic, American Composer’s Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony, the KNIGHTS, NKO in Israel, Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Pops, Encores, Orchestra of St. Luke’s and many more.

For his performance of Auf Dem Strom at the 2014 Bard Music Festival he was hailed “the star” by Harry Rolnick of ConcertoNet.com

Mr. Schondorf has been featured in and on cast recordings of high profiled Broadway shows like Spamalot, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, The Addams Family, Ghost, Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady and West Side Story.

Mr. Schondorf joined Zephyros Winds in 2008.