Meet the Musicians Horn

Richard King


Orchestra member since 1988

Hometown: West Islip, New York

Education: The Curtis Institute of Music

Studied with: Myron Bloom

Instrument: Rich plays a Conn 8D horn.

About Richard:

If you are up early on any day of the week, you might see Rich running in Cleveland Heights, striding the sidewalks in his Pearl Izumis. And if you happen to be near his home street, in addition to the beautiful horn and cello music emanating from their pane glass windows, you may hear some wrenches working away in the garage. Yes, he has “dropped” an engine in his ’65 Malibu SS.  He and his wife, Julie have two children, Charlie and Amelia. They all enjoy meals at two of Cleveland Heights famed restaurants, Tommy’s and Nighttown. Rich is on the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music. 

Rich is the hornist of The Center City Brass Quintet  Find out more at:

Rich can be heard on the following recordings:

Richard King: Chamber Music for Horn

21 Schubert Lieder transcribed for French Horn