Michael Winter joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as third horn in September 2012. At the BSO, he occupies the Elizabeth B Storer chair. Winter joins the New England Conservatory faculty with the 2015–16 academic year.
Prior to his appointment with the Boston Symphony, Winter was acting principal horn of the Buffalo Philharmonic and principal horn of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra for several seasons. He has also performed as guest principal horn with Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra on several occasions.
Michael Winter was born and raised in Southern California by a musical family. He began his horn studies with his grandfather, respected horn teacher Dr. James Winter, and later studied with Jim Thatcher and John Mason. Winter then moved to Boston to pursue a degree at New England Conservatory, where he worked with BSO members Richard Mackey and Richard Sebring.
In New England, Winter has performed regularly with the Boston Ballet Orchestra, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Boston Philharmonic, Boston Pops Orchestra, and now his current position in the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
B.M., New England Conservatory. Studies with James Winter, Jim Thatcher, John Mason, Richard Mackey, Richard Sebring.
Photo by Marco Borggreve/courtesy BSO