Charles Barr Memorial Chair
Henry Peyrebrune joined the bass section of The Cleveland Orchestra in 1997. In 2014, he took on additional duties as a development gift officer in the Orchestra's Philanthropy & Advancement office. Before coming to Cleveland, he served as principal bass with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Canada (1994-97). He has also been principal bass of the Portland Symphony, Pro Arte Chamber, Boston Philharmonic, and Cantata Singers orchestras, and was a member of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and the Albany Symphony Orchestra. He has performed chamber music and recitals throughout New England.
Mr. Peyrebrune holds a bachelor of music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Edwin Barker of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He also participated in Tanglewood and Kent/Blossom Music programs. Mr. Peyrebrune has taught at the Baldwin Wallace University Conversatory of Music, University of Southern Maine, and the Longy School of Music. He has served as a teaching artist with The Cleveland Orchestra’s "Learning Through Music" school partnership program for nearly two decades. He is currently a member of the board of directors of the League of American Orchestras, and board president of NoteWorthy Federal Credit Union, which serves the Northeast Ohio arts community.