Robert Fant is currently principal horn of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra. Previously he has held several orchestral positions on five different continents and has traveled the world as a freelance hornist performing with some of the world’s great orchestras, soloist, and conductors in the great halls around the world.
During this orchestral work, Robert, has maintained a regular schedule as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician. As a former finalist (and the only hornist ever) for the BBC Gold Medal Competition, Robert has been fortunate to perform as a soloist / recitalist with increased frequency. Recent recital engagements include the Steinway Artist series and the Aspen Music Festival Recital series. He can be found on recordings with Deutsche Gramophone, NAXOS, BBC Radio, BBC TV, REAL TV, Medici Records, University of Michigan Records,Klavier Records, and NPR Radio. He is also the only horn on the SONY Film “The Tattooist” and was multi tracked to create the score. His current recording project will be a CD with his wife in a recording of new music for horn, soprano, and piano that will fulfill his dissertation for his Doctoral thesis. As a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Wisconsin he was the Chancellor’s Fellow and horn studio Teaching Assistant. In addition to completing his dissertation project Robert is currently teaching at the University of North Texas where he teaches an orchestral excerpt course and has a portion of the horn studio music majors. Robert’s BM is from the University of Michigan, MM from College Conservatory of Music, and diploma from New England Conservatory. His current passion is to pass his experiences on from across the world in his own studio in a university.