Anthony Cecere, French Horn


Anthony Cecere, french horn, was raised in Hicksville, NY, and graduated from the University of Michigan. Tony has long been active in the New York musical scene. He joined the New Jersey Symphony in 1976 and was Principal Horn of the New Orleans Philharmonic from 1980-84, appearing as a soloist with them on numerous occasions. Tony was a founding member of the American Chamber Players of Washington, DC and performed as an extra musician with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for more than a decade. He has also performed with such groups as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the NY Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra,  Boston Symphony Orchestra, Delaware Symphony and has been a member of the Philadelphia Brass for almost 20 years. Tony has been Principal horn of the Bach Festival Orchestra of Bethlehem since 1994.
His recording credits include solo concerti by Mozart and Haydn, Twilight Music for violin, horn and piano by John Harbison (Library of Congress), The Anniversary Album, Christmas in the Grand Tradition – The Wanamaker Organ, Notes from Faraway Places music of David Sampson, with Philadelphia Brass, Joseph Haydn Divertimento a tre in Eb and Blues for Monk by David Amram forVoce Verace recordings. He also played for the Bach Choir’s recordings of the Mass in b minor and the Christmas Oratorio as well as Christmas in Bethlehem Volume 4.
Tony has played for many Broadway musicals including Sunday in the Park with George,Will Rogers Follies, Beauty and the Beast and toured briefly with Frank Sinatra in 1992. He lives in Bernardsville NJ with his wife, cellist Gerall Hieser. He loves railroads big and small and any wine from an upstart Sonoma vintner.