Cerminaro, John Paul, Jr.
- Gerald E. Wood
(b Grimes County, TX, April 7, 1947).
American horn player. Cerminaro, the son of two Texan music educators, was educated in the public schools, and at age 16 made his debut performance as soloist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. His professional career began with his study at the Aspen Music School and the Juilliard School, where he was the recipient of the Elsie and Walter W. Naumburg Scholarship. His professional affiliations have included principal horn for the New York PO and the Los Angeles PO. He has served as principal horn with the Seattle SO since 1995. Outside of his duties in Seattle, Cerminaro performs as the permanent principal horn for the Aspen Music Festival. He is a winner of the Prague International Competition and took First Prize in the Concert Artist’s Guild Competition.
Known as well for his work as an educator, Cerminaro has taught at the California Institute of the Arts, the Juilliard School, the Aspen Music Festival, and as Landsdowne Lecturer at Victoria College. He has also written a number of publications on horn performance, including the treatise ...