Richard Deane has been third horn of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since 1987, participating in over 80 recordings for Telarc International with that ensemble. In May 2010 Mr. Deane was a featured soloist with the ASO on its Masterworks series, performing Robert Schumann's Konzertstück for 4 Horns and Orchestra with his colleagues in the ASO's horn section. Mr. Deane is a native of Richmond, Kentucky, where he began his horn studies with Stanley Lawson. Mr. Deane received a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Myron Bloom, and a Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Michael Hatfield. Other teachers have included Jerry Peel at the University of Miami and David Wakefield at the Aspen Music Festival. Mr. Deane was a first-prize winner in the American Horn Competition in 1987. He has played principal horn with the Colorado Philharmonic and the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, and was Acting Associate Principal Horn for the New York Philharmonic for the 2012-13 Season.
In Atlanta, Mr. Deane has performed with the Atlanta Chamber Players, and is a member of the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet, touring Norway with that group as part of the Olympic cultural exchange between Lillehammer and Atlanta. In May of 1999, Mr. Deane was a featured artist at the International Horn Society Convention held at the University of Georgia in Athens. In addition to teaching master classes at such schools as the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Georgia State University, Cleveland State University (Ohio) and Eastern Kentucky University, Mr. Deane has been visiting professor of horn at the University of Georgia since 2006 and an artist affiliate at Emory University.
Mr. Deane also has served as principal horn of the Brevard Music Festival in Brevard, North Carolina each summer since 2006. His article "The Third Horn Brahms Experience" was published in the Spring 2007 edition of The Horn Call (the journal of the International Horn Society) and his first method book, "The Efficient Approach: Accelerated Development for the Horn" was published in 2009 by the Atlanta Brass Society Press. Committed to community outreach, Mr. Deane held the Atlanta Symphony's UPS Community Service Chair for the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 Seasons.