As Principal Horn of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for 24 years running, William Caballero is one of today’s most respected French horn players. He has performed as guest Principal Horn with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the St. Louis Symphony. His previous Principal Horn positions include the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, and Hartford Symphony.
A graduate from the New England Conservatory in Boston, Caballero studied under former members of the Boston Symphony. Early in his career, Caballero was a member of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and an acting member of the Boston Symphony both as Third Horn.
As an educator, Caballero has held teaching positions at Rice University Duquesne University, and at Indiana University Bloomington as adjunct professor of horn. He has taught master classes at prestigious institutes including his alma mater New England Conservatory, Curtis Institute of Music, New World Symphony, and the Beijing and Shanghai Conservatories – as well as numerous others. Caballero currently chairs the Brass Department at Carnegie Mellon University School of Music and is the current Associate Teaching Professor of Horn.
In addition to his French horn lessons online at ArtistWorks, Caballero continues to collaborate with jazz and classical musicians from around the world as an in-demand chamber musician.