Joseph Lovinsky

Joseph Lovinsky's Biography

Joseph Lovinsky, principal horn and frequent soloist of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, was appointed to this position by world renowned horn soloist Barry Tuckwell. Lovinsky, former principal horn of The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" as well as The Army Orchestra, and The Army Brass Quintet in Washington, DC, was also a frequent soloist with those ensembles.

In 2013, Lovinsky left the military and joined the faculty of Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, where he is a member of the Faculty Brass and Wind Quintets, and conducts the Shenandoah Horns ensemble. An exceptionally dedicated educator, Lovinsky created the Shenandoah University 100 Mile Joe Horn Scholarship fund. In an extreme act of fundraising, he ran over 400 hundred laps around Shenandoah University's track on March 28, 2014, raising thousands of dollars for his students' education. Lovinsky is also the 2014 recipient of the Shenandoah University Wilkins Appreciation Award, one of the highest honors that the University bestows upon a faculty member. Lovinsky is also on faculty at Howard University-Washington, DC.

Lovinsky studied at the Curtis Institute of Music, and then served as Horn Teaching Assistant at The Juilliard School where he earned the Artist Diploma. Subsequently, Lovinsky was appointed principal horn of the Miami City Ballet Orchestra, Israel Pops Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic, where he was a frequent soloist. Lovinsky has performed in all 50 states, Europe, South America, and Asia, from Carnegie Hall to the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. A versatile performer, Lovinsky shared stages with a wide variety of artists, from Jessye Norman, Midori Gotō, Isaac Stern, and Yo-Yo Ma, to Dizzy Gillespie, Barry Manilow, Josh Groban, and Usher. Lovinsky also toured the United States with Leonard Slatkin and the National Symphony. Some of Lovinsky's media appearances include performances on NBC's Today, NPR's A Prairie Home Companion, Fox News, and the Food Network's Emril Live and Bobby Flay shows.

Lovinsky was a featured soloist at the International Horn Society Workshop in Eugene, Oregon and numerous music education conferences, including The Midwest Clinic's Final Grand Concert in Chicago and the Southeast Horn Workshop. He has presented recitals and master classes at major music schools including the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Baylor University, University of California Los Angeles, Florida State University, Indiana University, North Carolina School of the Arts, Northwestern University, Puerto Rico Conservatory, and The Juilliard School, among others.

Lovinsky is a life member of the International Horn Society and serves on the Curtis Institute of Music Alumni Council. He also maintains a full schedule of solo appearances with orchestras and concert bands, and continues to present "Play Without Limits" clinics throughout the country.

Lovinsky is a Yamaha Performing Artist and Clinician, and performs exclusively on Yamaha horns.

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