Praised by The New Yorker for his "forceful yet elegant virtuosity," French hornist Stewart Rose is one of the preeminent horn players of his generation. This season he is performing as a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra horn section and in recent seasons was acting principal with New York City Ballet Orchestra and prior to that, acting associate principal with the New York Philharmonic for two years. He has been guest principal with Philadelphia Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Saito Kinen Orchestra. He has appeared at the Marlboro, Tanglewood, Mostly Mozart, Spoleto, Edinburgh, Chesapeake Music, and Bridgehampton festivals and is a frequent guest with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. A native New Yorker, he began playing with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in the 1980s and has been principal horn with Orchestra of St. Luke's since its inception. He also served as principal horn with New York City Opera at Lincoln Center for 25 years.
His first solo CD with the St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, “From the Forest”, a collection of early Classical works for horn and orchestra by Telemann, Haydn, Leopold Mozart, and Christoph Forster, has received great critical acclaim and is widely available on iTunes and other digital media.Recording credits include over 100 recordings of the chamber music and orchestral literature, numerous movie soundtracks and a wide variety of collaborations with contemporary artists.
In addition to performing Stewart Rose has worked with young artists as coach, teacher and mentor at Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Montclair State University, Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division and SUNY Purchase. He has performed master classes at the Manhattan School of Music, Juilliard School, Western Michigan University, Colorado College and the Singapore National Youth Orchestra.