Peter Erb-Headshot-bwPeter Erb horn

New Orleans native Peter Erb joined the New Mexico Philharmonic as Principal Horn in 2013.  He has held positions with The Phoenix Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and continues to perform as Principal Horn in the Arizona Opera Orchestra.  As a member of the “Star Wars in Concert” orchestra in 2010, Peter toured the United States and Mexico, performing John Williams’s movie scores.  An avid chamber musician, Peter has participated in the Phoenix Chamber Music Society’s annual festival, Albuquerque’s own Church of Beethoven (now Chatter Chamber) series, and The University of Chicago’s Noontime Recital Series.  Peter earned his Bachelor’s degree at Northwestern University, where he studied with Gail Williams and Bill Barnewitz. He received his Master’s degree from the University of Akron as a student of Bill Hoyt.  After leaving school, he was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago for two seasons, and attended the Banff Centre Chamber Music program with his woodwind quintet, Hara Quintet.  Peter lives in Albuquerque with his wife Emily, a clarinetist with the Santa Fe Symphony, their polydactyl Maine Coon Cat, Bigfoot, and the newest addition to the family, Sandy, a German Shepherd mix.

Meet the Musicians

CELLO
Amy Huzjak
Jonathan Flaksman •••

Carla Lehmeier-Tatum
Ian Mayne-Brody
Dana Winograd
David Schepps
Lisa Collins
Elizabeth Purvis

BASS
Jean-Luc Matton •+
Zachary Bush
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Mark Tatum ••
Katherine Olszowka
Terry Pruitt
Sam Brown

Frank Murry

FLUTE
Valerie Potter
Jiyoun Hur ••

OBOE
Kevin Vigneau
Amanda Talley

ENGLISH HORN
Melissa Peña ••+
Lauren Keating ••++

CLARINET
Marianne Shifrin •+
Ivan Valbuena ++

Lori Lovato •••
Timothy Skinner

E-FLAT CLARINET
Lori Lovato

BASS CLARINET
Timothy Skinner +
Cory Tamez ++

BASSOON
Stefanie Przybylska •
Denise Turner

HORN
Peter Erb
Allison Tutton
Katelyn Lewis •••
Maria Long ••••

TRUMPET
John Marchiando
Brynn Marchiando
Sam Oatts •••

TROMBONE
Aaron Zalkind
Byron Herrington

BASS TROMBONE
David Tall

TUBA
Richard White

TIMPANI
Micah Harrow

PERCUSSION
Jeff Cornelius
Kenneth Dean
Emily Cornelius

HARP
Matthew Tutsky

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Assistant Principal ••
Associate Principal •••
Assistant ••••
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