Associate Principal Horn
Jamie Hersch, a native of the USA, began his musical studies on the horn with Edwin Thayer, former Principal horn-player of the the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington D.C.). Since the age of 17, Mr Hersch has been playing professionally. He is the only high school student to have ever recorded with the NSO when he played with the horn section in the recording of the 4th Symphony of Shostakovich with great cellist Rostropovich. Mr. Hersch is also a very active soloist and has performed as a soloist with many orchestras including the Boston Pops George Enescu Philharmonic and the Romanian State Radio Orchestra. In 1997 Mr. Hersch recorded a highly acclaimed solo CD with the George Enescu Philharmonic and Ronald Feldman. Mr. Hersch became Associate Principal Horn-player of the SSO in 1998 at 23 years old. In his spare time, Mr. Hersch enjoys bodybuilding, geology, watching storms and playing video games with his wife!