Jenna Breen

Jenna Breen

Horn

Australian horn player Jenna Breen began her musical education aged 9 on the flute, a year later taking up her now preferred instrument, the French horn. Throughout her school years she developed her love for music through participation in various youth and community ensembles, always wanting to pursue a career in this field. Following her completion of high school, Breen studied with Peter Luff at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music on an Academic Scholarship. During her course she also received the Kurt Blumenthal Music Scholarship and the Yvonne Haysom Women in Music Bursary. Breen moved to Melbourne in 2009 to study at the Australian National Academy of Music where she has since been living except for a brief stint in 2012 working as second horn with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. After three years contracted as tutti horn to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Breen won the permanent position in 2014. In the same year she was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship to study with some of the best low horn players across the globe, visiting Berlin, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia. Breen has also worked with the Queensland, Adelaide and New Zealand symphony orchestras, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Having never yet lived abroad, she is very excited about joining the Seattle Symphony for the 2016–2017 season and the new adventures that await.

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