Formerly principal horn of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for 25 years, Julie Landsman is a distinguished performing artist and educator who has served as faculty at The Juilliard School since 1989. She is a member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Philadelphia Orchestra. She has recorded for the RCA, Deutsche Grammophon, CRI, Nonesuch, and Vanguard labels, and is most famous for her performance of Wagner’s “Ring” cycle as solo horn with the MET Opera under the direction of James Levine. She has performed as a chamber musician at many festivals and concert series, including the Marlboro Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, La Jolla Summerfest, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This summer she will perform and teach at the Music Academy of the West and the Sarasota Music Festival. She received the “Pioneer Award” from the International Women’s Brass Conference and was a featured artist at the International Horn Society Conference in 2012 and 2015. In addition to being on the Juilliard faculty, Ms. Landsman teaches at the Bard Conservatory and she recently released a series of Carmine Caruso horn lessons on YouTube. She received a bachelor's degree from Juilliard under the tutelage of James Chambers and Ranier De Intinnis. A native of Brooklyn, she currently resides in Nyack, New York.