Richard Sebring is the BSO’s associate principal horn and principal horn of the Boston Pops. At the BSO, he occupies the Margaret Andersen Congleton chair. He was formerly the principal horn of the Rochester Philharmonic.
Born and raised in Concord, Massachusetts, he studied at Indiana University, New England Conservatory, the University of Washington, and the Tanglewood Music Center. Previously principal horn of the Rochester Philharmonic, he joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1981. Sebring has been soloist with the BSO and the Boston Pops in Boston, at Tanglewood, and on tour. As a studio musician, his horn work is heard regularly in popular music, on PBS, and in films. His arrangements of holiday and ceremonial music have been played by the Boston Pops in Symphony Hall and at Fenway Park.
B.M., University of Washington. Studies at Indiana University, NEC, and Tanglewood Music Center. Horn with Thomas E. Newell, J. Christopher Leuba, and Morris Secon.
- Founder of Musketaquid Music
- Emmy-nominated composer and arranger
- Solo horn on John Williams's film score for Saving Private Ryan and horn on James Taylor's October Road CD
- Recorded horn samples for both Kurzweil and Yamaha libraries
- Terezin Music Foundation
- Regular session hornist for Mason Daring, Sheldon Mirowitz, and John Kusiak