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Martin Rhees

Martin Rhees

Principal Horn
EDUCATION California State University - Fullerton, University of Southern California

FUN FACT I have been around the SBSO my entire life. My mother was Principal Flute, my step father played horn and even conducted.
I enjoy playing horn with my horn playing triplets who are in 8th grade.

I enjoy college baseball and football, I remodeled my kitchen during the covid break, I enjoy reading about U.S. history.


Mr. Rhees holds the degrees of Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Instrumental Music Education from the California State University, Fullerton. Mr. Rhees completed post- graduate work at the University of Southern California where he earned a Master of Music degree in Horn Performance. He has studied with Vincent DeRosa, Dale Clevenger, and Kaoru Chiba.

Martin Rhees has performed with many symphony orchestras including the Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, Honolulu Symphony, and Grant Park Orchestra. Mr. Rhees has also performed with Frank Sinatra Jr., Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, the Percy Faith Orchestra, the Mantovani Orchestra, and Manheim Steamroller. As a recording musician, he has worked in all of the major motion picture studios and can be heard on a range of media. He has performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Hollywood Bowl (LAPO), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (LA Opera), the Amanson Theater and the Mark Taper Forum.

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