Associate Principal Horn
Edmund Rollett joins the Utah Symphony this year after tenures as Principal Horn of the National Symphony of Mexico, and as Acting Principal Horn of the Mexico City Philharmonic. Previous to these appointments, he served as Second Horn of the Mexico City Philharmonic.
A native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Mr. Rollett began his musical endeavors at an early age as a chorister, later taking up the horn at age 9. After 8 years study with Dennis Abelson, he continued on to bachelors work at Northwestern University under Gail Williams and William Barnewitz. He later received a Graduate Certificate in Horn from Carnegie Mellon University, studying under William Caballero.
In addition to extensive studio work in both the popular and classical genres, Mr. Rollett performs chamber music in a variety of settings, including a recent invitation to the Zacatecas International Chamber Music Festival. Other notable associations include the Cervantino Festival, Mineria Symphony Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Camerata de las Americas, and the Opera Company of the state of Morelos.
When not in the orchestra or opera pit, Mr. Rollett enjoy spending time with his wife Cecilia, and their daughter Sophia.
Llewellyn Humphreys joined the Utah Symphony as Second Horn in September 1989. Born in Wisconsin and raised in West Virginia, he received his Bachelor's degree from West Virginia University and his Master's degree from the New England Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers were David Sternbach, Ifor James, and Richard Mackey.
Orchestras with which has been associated include the Boston Pops, Esplanade Orchestra, the Opera Company of Boston, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, the Portland (Maine) Symphony, Banchetto Musicale, and the Handel and Haydn Society.
Mr. Humphreys enjoys the outdoors with his wife, Sally, and their two boys, Bowen and Drake.
Stephen Proser, horn, joined the Utah Symphony in 1992. Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Connecticut, Argentina, and England, Mr. Proser began his study of the horn at the age of nine under the tutelage of his cousin, Raul Maestro, a professional hornist in Argentina. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, under David Bakkegard, followed by a Master's degree at Northwestern University under Dale Clevenger.
Before coming to Utah, Mr. Proser played with the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and has also performed with the Chicago Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Columbus Symphony, and the Grand Teton Festival, among others. He has also recorded extensively for film and television.
Mr. Proser serves on the faculty of University of Utah, where he maintains a large and active teaching studio and is a frequent guest as a chamber musician in Salt Lake City for the Nova, Intermezzo Chamber Music Series and with University of Utah Faculty Chamber Musicians.
He and his wife, Susan Kohler, have two children, Matthias and Helena.