David Burkhart
  San Francisco Conservatory of Music

  James Dooley
  Symphony Silicon Valley

  Glenn Fischthal
  San Francisco Symphony

  Adam Luftman
  San Francisco Ballet & Opera Orchestras

  Skip Wagner (retired)
  San Francisco Ballet Orchestra



  Jonathan Ring
  San Francisco Symphony

  Bruce Roberts
  San Francisco Symphony

  Robert Ward
  San Francisco Symphony



  Jeffrey Budin
  San Francisco Ballet Orchestra

  John Engelkes
  San Francisco Symphony

  Timothy Higgins
  San Francisco Symphony

  Mark Lawrence
  San Francisco Symphony

  Paul Welcomer
  San Francisco Symphony



  Peter Wahrhaftig
  San Francisco Ballet Orchestra



       Jonathan is a founding member of The Bay Brass and is currently Second Horn of the San Francisco Symphony, having joined the orchestra in 1991. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree from Northwestern University in 1983 where he was a student of Dale Clevenger. Other major teachers have included Robert Fries at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and Jerry Peel. As an active chamber and recording musician, Jonathan is a frequent performer around the Bay Area and on numerous television and motion picture soundtracks.

He performed at the 1995 International Horn Society Workshop and has also toured domestically and internationally with Summit Brass. In 2003 and 2005, Mr. Ring was invited to represent the United States as a member of the "Super World Orchestra" in Japan, an ensemble comprised of top orchestral musicians from around the globe.

Jonathan currently serves on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he teaches horn and coaches chamber music.

He has participated in many summer music festivals including the New College Music Festival, the Colorado Music Festival, the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds, and the Colorado Philharmonic (now the National Repertory Orchestra). He was a fellow at the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood in 1985 and has been a regular participant in the Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming for the past 19 years.

Jonathan is also an accomplished keyboard player and composer and, in addition to his involvement in classical music, has an avid interest in pop, rock and jazz.

He enjoys the outdoors and loves spending time hiking the Bay Area hills. He also has an interest in restoring and performing with 60's, 70's and 80's vintage keyboards.

Jonathan lives in Piedmont, California with his wife Maya Rath and their two sons, Julian and Benjamin.

"I've always loved playing in a brass ensemble, with its huge variety of repertoire. It can be beautiful and subtle at one moment, then be the closest thing to rock 'n roll that you can get in the classical world, all in the same piece! Mostly, it's the blend and richness of sound that I enjoy most with my Bay Brass colleagues."




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