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Joe Kirtley, principal horn
Joe Kirtley, horn
Joe Kirtley is presently Lecturer in Brass at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Oklahoma State University and a Master's Degree in Performance from the University of Washington where he studied with Christopher Leuba, former Principal Horn of the Chicago Symphony.  Joe came to Hong Kong in 1979 to perform with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and served as the Associate Principal Horn of the HKPO for seventeen years. In 1999 he joined the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong as a founding member.