Matthew Annin

Principal, Krause Family French Horn Chair


Matthew Annin has held the position of principal horn of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra since 2011. He also regularly performs with the Grand Teton Music Festival.  Before joining the Milwaukee Symphony, Matthew was a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Louisville Orchestra, as well as the Peninsula Music Festival. He has also performed with the San Francisco Symphony, the Saint Louis Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Chautauqua Symphony, Chicago’s Music of the Baroque, the Grant Park Orchestra, and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.  Matthew has enjoyed presenting masterclasses at UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, and Lawrence University in Wisconsin.  As a soloist, he has appeared on several occasions with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Edo de Waart, Francesco Lecce-Chong, and Ken-David Masur, and also as guest soloist with the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra.  Matthew performs exclusively on Kortesmaki horns, instruments artfully crafted by Michigan horn maker Karl Hill.