Barbara Jöstlein Currie performs with the San Diego Symphony horn section this season, coming from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City where she has been the fourth horn for the past 20 years.
Growing up outside of Chicago, she started playing the violin at age 5 and began the horn in the fourth grade. Her brother Thomas Jöstlein is also a horn player, having played in many orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, and he is currently the Associate Principal Horn of the St. Louis Symphony.
Ms. Currie has enjoyed playing with the San Diego Symphony on many summer concerts, as well as with the LA Philharmonic, St. Louis and Jerusalem Symphony Orchestras. In fact, she was the runner-up for the third horn position with the San Diego Symphony under Yoav Talmi when she was 19 years old, which led to an incredible opportunity to play third and Associate Principal Horn with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra in Israel.
Ms. Currie has recorded with classical and popular artists such as Tony Bennett and Sting, and she has played on many movie and commercial soundtracks in both New York and Los Angeles.
She also enjoys teaching at The Bard Conservatory, the Mannes Pre-College program and has taught at the Manhattan School of Music.
She has written several articles for the Juilliard Journal, the International Horn Society Magazine and the metorchestramusicians.org website.
Barbara Jöstlein Currie graduated with a full scholarship from the Juilliard School where she studied with Julie Landsman.
Her three kids are excited to be in California and especially to be close to Disneyland!