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Gabe Radford playing the french horn

Meet the Orchestra: Gabe Radford

May 8, 2024

Over the course of his career, TSO hornist Gabriel Radford has played with many orchestras, including several guest appearances and Carnegie Hall performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Les Violons du Roy. He frequently records for movies, TV shows and commercials such as Hockey Night in Canada, the Olympics, Murdoch Mysteries, and the feature film Burn Your Maps

A devoted teacher, he regularly instructs a full studio of students at the University of Toronto and the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory, is a member of the faculty at the NYO Canada, and spent several years teaching at the Banff Centre. Gabriel was honoured to adjudicate auditions for the first-ever YouTube Symphony Orchestra. In 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work fundraising, mentoring, coaching and teaching at the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.

When Radford joined our latest Symphony City spotlight interview, he reflected on one of the many things he appreciates about his job, and the shared communal experience of live performance: silence. As he rightfully points out, the symphony is one of the few places where you can have up to 2,000 gathered together in complete and concentrated silence. Hear the rest of the conversation in this latest iteration of Meet the Orchestra

Meet the Orchestra: Gabe Radford