Loren Tayerle - Berkeley Symphony

Loren Tayerle



Loren Tayerle leads an active career as both a period instrument specialist and modern hornist. Loren is a member of the American Bach Soloists and has performed with period groups including Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Portland and Seattle Baroque Orchestras, Mercury. Loren most recently performed with Ars Lyrica, Houston and at the Corona del Mar Baroque Festival. As a modern hornist Loren is a member of the Berkeley and Marin Symphonies and has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Ballet Orchestras. Loren is an active chamber musician and recitalist and is director of Orchestral Studies at De Anza College where he conducts the De Anza Chamber Orchestra and teaches music history.  He received a Masters degree in Conducting and a Bachelor of Music in horn performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.


  • Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
  • Started playing at age 7
  • Started playing with Berkeley Symphony in 1984
  • Personal website: 
  • Favorite composers: 
    Bach, Handel, Telemann
  • Favorite works featuring my instrument: 
    Concerto for Two Horns in F TWV F3 of G.P. Telemann, just performed it in Houston. Bach, B minor Mass and Mass in F
  • Favorite Bay Area activities: 
    Walking down to North Beach and drinking coffee
  • Recent reading:
    Walter Isaacson’s Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Recent listening:
    Midori, Bach Ciaconna from 2nd Partita