Chad Yarbrough enjoys a varied career performing with many of New York City’s top ensembles. He is Principal Horn of the Riverside Symphony and a member of the American Symphony Orchestra. He has been Acting Assistant / Utility Horn of the New York Philharmonic since 2017 and has performed and toured with them regularly since 2008. He appears frequently with many local ensembles including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Knights, New York City Opera Orchestra, American Ballet Theatre Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, City Center’s Encores! Orchestra, and Mark Morris Dance Group. He has also performed with the Israel Philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Mariinsky Orchestra, and Tokyo Symphony. He was a member of the Colorado Symphony for the 1999-2000 season.
Mr. Yarbrough has enjoyed a long run in the Broadway hit “Wicked.” He has appeared and recorded with Björk, Sting, Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, Rufus Wainwright, Michael Bublé, and Josh Groban and recorded many television and film scores. Mr. Yarbrough earned a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School, where he was a student of Jerome Ashby, and he holds a degree in education from Florida State University. Mr. Yarbrough lives in New York City with his wife, violinist Emily Bruskin Yarbrough, and their two children.