Stefan Dohr studied in Essen and Cologne and started his  professional career at the age of 19 as principal horn of the  Frankfurt Opera. He occupied the same position with the  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de  Nice and the Deutschen-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. Stefan  Dohr has been the principal horn of the Berlin Philharmonic  since 1993.  As a soloist Stefan Dohr has worked with many celebrated  conductors, including Daniel Barenboim, Bernhard Haitink,  Christian Thielemann, Ingo Metzmacher and Daniel Harding  as well as Claudio Abbado. His engagements as a sought after  chamber musician include performances with his  Philharmonic colleagues in various ensembles as well as with  partners such as Maurizio Pollini, Lars Vogt, Kolja Blacher and  Ian Bostridge. He is also a member of the Berlin Philharmonic  Octet as well as the Ensemble Wien-Berlin. Stefan Dohr  appears regularly in international chamber music festivals  and is invited to give master classes throughout the world.   As well as the solo-repertoire of the classic and romantic  period such as the horn concertos of Mozart, Haydn and  Strauss, Stefan Dohr's interest also lies in works by  contemporary composers. He has had a number of pieces  composed for him, by composers such as Herbert Willi  (2008), Johannes Wallmann (2010), Toshio Hosokawa  (2011), Wolfgang Rihm (2014).  Vita STEFAN DOHR