Steve Hayworth, Horn

   Steve Hayworth (194K)   

Steve comes from a musical family. His grandfather was director of bands at the University of Arizona and University of Missouri. His mother was a cellist and father the tubist with the Milwaukee Symphony (Wisconsin) at the time Steve was born. His early musical training was at the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan and he received his high school diploma from the Interlochen Arts Academy.

He had the privilege of studying with Dale Clevenger of the Chicago Symphony at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL). As a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Steve performed several times with the Chicago Symphony. In 1984 he received a Richter Scholarship from NU to study in Vienna, Austria for his senior year.

There he studied with Roland Berger of the Vienna Philharmonic. After a year of free-lancing in Vienna, Steve won an audition with the Vienna Symphony where he held a position for 5 seasons. With the full orchestra and chamber ensembles he toured to Japan 4 times, South America twice, and extensively in Europe, working with conductors including Mehta, Levine, Guilini, Abbado, and Eschenbach. During that time he performed occasionally with the Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic, including a recording of Bruckner's 7th symphony with Herbert Von Karajan.


Steve relocated to Portland for family reasons in 1992. Since then he has been a member of, or has performed regularly with, the top orchestras in the area, including Oregon Ballet Theatre, Portland Opera, Oregon Symphony, Eugene Symphony, and numerous broadway shows. He is pleased to add Portland's Columbia Symphony to that list.

Steve and his wife Jenny have 5 adult children and 6 grandchildren. They enjoy golf, hiking, snowshoeing, and wine-tasting in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.