Munich confirms new principal horn

Munich confirms new principal horn


norman lebrecht

October 22, 2022

The Munich Philharmonic has let it be known that Bertrand Chatenet has passed his trial year and is now installed as 1. Solo-Horn.

Chatenet, 32, was previously principal horn at the Konzerthaus orchestra in Berlin.

A Parisian by birth, he is professor of horn at the Conservatoire in Geneva.


  • Chicagorat says:

    Congratulations to Bertrand Chatenet and the Munich Philharmonic.

    I know of an American orchestra (I forget the name now) that does not confirm world class horn principals, who even this week played at stellar levels, and rather prefers to hire family members of the concertmaster and pupils of the music director’s friends instead – through blind auditions, mind you.