Austin Hitchcock

Principal French Horn

  • Instrument: French Horn
  • Member Since: 2009

A graduate of McGill University and Rice University, Austin has held principal and associate principal positions with the symphony orchestras of Niagara, Kingston, Calgary, Winnipeg, New Zealand's Auckland Philharmonia and Spain's Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia. He has also performed with almost all of Canadian's premier orchestras including the COC, TSO, OSM and NACO. While performing in Miami with the New World Symphony, he was personally invited to attend the Music Academy of the West (USA). This was followed by invitations to the Pacific (Japan) and Tanglewood Music Festivals (USA). Austin has also been awarded Canada Council grants to study with members of the world renowned Metropolitan Opera Company and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has also recorded and performed with the Canadian Brass including a tour to Venezuela working with the celebrated El Sistema. Austin has also been a finalist at several prominent solo competitions and performed as soloist with several orchestras. As core member of Euphonia, Austin brings exciting Indie Classical art music projects to Toronto stages. And yes, Austin is related to Alfred Hitchcock, his grandfather's cousin.