New principal horn: Yun Zeng

02 Nov 2023

The vacant position of principal horn with the Berliner Philharmoniker has been filled: in an audition, the orchestra has chosen Yun Zeng. Our congratulations!

Born in Sichuan in 1999, Yun Zeng has been principal horn of the Staatskapelle Berlin since November 2022. His love of the instrument was inspired by his father, Jie Zeng, principal horn of the Sichuan Symphony Orchestra. He gave his son his first horn lessons. Later Yun Zeng studied under Quan Wen at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and under Bruno Schneider at the Haute École de Musique de Genève. Zeng has also appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras in China, and was successful in several international competitions, winning first prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in 2019 and second prize at the ARD Music Competition in 2021.

Yun Zeng
(Photo: private)