Michael Winter joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as third horn in September 2012. At the BSO, he occupies the Elizabeth B. Storer chair.

Prior to his appointment with the Boston Symphony, Mr. Winter was acting principal horn of the Buffalo Philharmonic and principal horn of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra for several seasons. He has performed as soloist with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops on several occasions in Schumann’s Konzertstuck in Symphony Hall and at Tanglewood. He has also performed as guest principal horn with Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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. Mr. Winter then moved to Boston to pursue a degree at New England Conservatory, where he worked with BSO members Richard Mackey and Richard Sebring.

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