Jennifer Montone joined The Philadelphia Orchestra as principal horn in September of 2006, and is currently on the faculties of The Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School. She was principal horn of the Saint Louis Symphony from 2003 to 2006, and before that associate principal horn of the Dallas Symphony and an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University. Named the Paxman Young Horn Player of the Year in London in 1996, she has since won many solo competitions and awards, including an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2006. She has performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, in which she was awarded the position of third horn while still a student. In addition to regular appearances at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, she has performed at La Jolla SummerFest, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Marlboro Music Festival, and Chamber Music Festival of Spoleto, Italy. A native of northern Virginia, Ms. Montone was in the National Symphony Fellowship Program, where she studied with Edwin Thayer, and a fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School as a student of Julie Landsman.