Neil Deland joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as Principal Horn in 2006. Prior to coming to Toronto, Mr. Deland had an extensive freelance presence in Boston, performing and touring often with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops, and was also a member of the orchestras of Vermont, Rhode Island, Portland, Springfield, and Emmanuel Church, as well as the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and the Boston Philharmonic. Of course, he has played for numerous weddings and graduations, and with such pop luminaries as Joni Mitchell, Roger Daltrey, and Brian Wilson.
Since joining the TSO, Mr. Deland has appeared frequently with the Amici Chamber Ensemble, Parkdale Pops, and has performed concertos of Mozart and Strauss with the TSO. Recently he was honoured to be a guest principal horn of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Deland is regularly invited by Seiji Ozawa to perform with the Saito Kinen Festival and Mito Chamber Orchestra.
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