May 24, 2017

Paul Miller

Horn

 

This U.S. – born horn player has been an important figure on the Mexican music stage since his arrival to Toluca in September of 2003.

PAUL MILLER began playing the horn at the age of 12 in his native Texas. He studied for several years with Anthony Brittin, professor of horn at Texas Tech University in Lubbock until 1978, when he received a full scholarship to attend the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia to study with the renowned horn soloist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mason Jones.

In 1981, after an audition in New York, Paul Miller won the position of Associate Principal Horn of the Orquesta Filamonica de Caracas in Venezuela. In 1982 he was lauded as the “Outstanding Musician of the Year” by that group and in 1983 was promoted to the position of Principal Horn. In 1985 he was invited by the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico in Toluca to assume the position of Principal Horn. But midway through the year, he returned to Caracas to accept the position of Principal Horn with the Orquesta Sinfonica Municipal de Caracas, a position which he held until his return to Mexico in 2003.

Paul Miller has appeared as a concert soloist in Mexico, Venezuela and the U.S. with the Orquesta Filamonica de Caracas, Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico, Orquesta Sinfonica Municipal de Caracas, among others. Presently, besides being the horn player of the Mexico City Woodwind Quintet, Paul Miller is the Principal Horn of the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico.