Stefan Dohr was born on 3rd September 1965 and studied at the music conservatories in Essen, with Professor Wolfgang Wilhelmi, and Cologne, with Professor Erich Penzel before becoming first horn at the Frankfurt Opera in 1985. He has also played in this position in the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin and at the Bayreuth Festival. Since 1993 he has held the position of first horn in the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Apart from his work in the orchestra, Stefan Dohr is busy internationally as a chamber musician and soloist. He is a member of the Ensemble Wien-Berlin and has played as a soloist under such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, John Elliot Gardiner, Roger Norrington and Jeffrey Tate. Stefan Dohr has given master classes at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and at the Conservatoire National in Paris, and has taught at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. He now teaches at the Herbert von Karajan Academy and as a guest professor at the "Hanns Eisler" Music Conservatory in Berlin.