Yale School of Music - M.M.
Yale School of Music - M.M.A.
Oberlin Conservatory - B.A.
Antonia Chandler lives in Lisbon, Portugal, where she plays 2nd/4th horn with the Orquestra Gulbenkian. Originally from Seattle Washington, Antonia earned a Master of Music and a Master of Musical Arts from the Yale School of Music, where she studied with Bill Purvis, and a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory where she studied with Roland Pandolfi and received Kappa Lambda Honors.
Before moving to Portugal, Antonia lived in London where she was a horn fellow with the chamber orchestra Southbank Sinfonia, and for the 2021-2022 season she also performed with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra as a 2nd horn trialist. She won the low horn audition for Orquestra Gulbenkian in September 2021, and moved to Lisbon permanently later that year. As part of her job with Orquestra Gulbenkian, Antonia performs chamber music in wind quintets and sextets alongside a full season of orchestral concerts and operas. She also enjoys historical performance on baroque and classical horns, and was recently the baroque horn soloist in a performance of Bach B Minor Mass with the Parliament Choir in London. She has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Vienna Musikverein, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Royal Opera House in London, and the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona.
With over 10 years of teaching experience, Antonia enjoys teaching all ages and skill levels, and believes learning to play the horn should be fun and engaging! She began teaching as a brass coach with the Northern Ohio Youth Orchestras, a Youth Symphony Staff Member at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and as a secondary lessons teacher at Oberlin Conservatory. As part of her job with Southbank Sinfonia she also did education outreach, teaching, and coaching with music students at schools across the UK.
Visit her website here: antoniachandler.com