Gabriel Kovachline

Gabriel KovachGabriel Kovach, born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, is active as both a chamber and orchestral musician. 2006-2007 marked Mr. Kovach's first season as Principal Horn of the Phoenix Symphony. More recently, he has held positions as both the Principal Horn of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. During the summers he travels to Cooperstown, N.Y. as Principal Horn of the Glimmerglass Opera Festival. He has served as Principal Horn of the National Arts Center Orchestra in Ottawa Canada, under the direction of Pinchas Zuckerman. Additionally, he has toured with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, sharing duties as Principal and Second Horn. Mr. Kovach also continues to perform with the Philadelphia Orchestra as an active member of their substitute pool. In 2008 Gabriel Kovach was named as Endorsing Artist for Conn-Selmer.
Along with his orchestral duties, Mr. Kovach has been a member of many prominent festivals. For three consecutive summers he was a participant of the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont where, during the summer of 2003, Mr. Kovach and four of his colleagues founded the Sonoro Winds, making their debut performance at the 92nd street Y in Manhattan. Additionally, he has participated at the Norfolk, Sarasota, Verbier(Switzerland) and Casals Festivals.
After being awarded a Bachelor's degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Myron Bloom and Barry Tuckwell, Mr. Kovach received his Masters Degree at The Juilliard School, studying with both Julie Landsman and Jerome Ashby