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 is also a member of the Peninsula Music Festival and performs with the Grand Teton Music Festival regularly. A native of Lincoln, Nebraska, Matthew was previously a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Louisville Orchestra. He has also performed with the Saint Louis Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Chautauqua Symphony, and Chicago’s Music of the Baroque and Grant Park Orchestra. Matthew was a fellow at the New World Symphony, Tanglewood Music Center, and Music Academy of the West, where he appeared as soloist with the Music Academy Festival Orchestra. He has appeared as soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Edo de Waart. Additionally, Matthew performed as soloist with the MSO and conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, and also as guest soloist with the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra.  He received his graduate and undergraduate degrees at Northwestern University and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, respectively. Matthew lives in Milwaukee with his wife, Christine, and daughter, Kaitlyn.