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Brian Thornton

Brian Thornton Photograph by Roger Mastroianni

The Cleveland Orchestra

Brian Thornton, a native of Colorado, became a member of the cello section of The Cleveland Orchestra at the beginning of the 1994-95 season. He has performed as a soloist with more than 30 orchestras across the United States, as well as in many chamber music collaborations with different ensembles. Having a special interest in modern music has led him to premier works by composers including Donald Erb and John Adams. Mr. Thornton has taken part in premiering more than 100 new works of music as a soloist or in chamber ensembles, as well as participating in many Cleveland Orchestra premieres. Brian Thornton and his wife, Jennifer Woda, a mezzo-soprano, have two daughters, Maya and Madelyn.

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