B i o g r a p h y
Alexander Henton was Principal Horn of the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra in Japan from August 2014-August 2017. In 2018 he was appointed Principal Horn of the Sichuan Symphony Orchestra in Chengdu, China. In 2022 he became a Sphinx Fellowship recipient. In 2023 Alexander competed in the Sphinx Orchestral Partners Audition (SOPA) and was a finalist that received the award of Outstanding Musician, Horn.
Alexander is from Chippewa Falls Wisconsin and graduated high school from the Interlochen Arts Academy. He went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in Horn Performance and Music Theory from Temple University. For graduate study he went to New England Conservatory and earned his Master's degree in Horn Performance.
During his time in Japan he was lucky to perform alongside guest musicians from major orchestras worldwide including, Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Chicago Symphony, NHK, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and many others.
Alexander has been lucky to have had many great teachers and influences in his education, and is grateful for everyone that has ever taught him. He owes the most to Jeffrey Lang and Denise Tryon, who both not only taught the horn, but life as well. He has played in masterclasses for Karl Pituch, Dale Clevenger and Frøydis Ree Wekre.