Charlotte O’Connor

Second Horn, Columbus Philharmonic

Charlotte O’Connor is 2nd Horn of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and Associate Member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She also appears regularly with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, she works with the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra and teaches privately across the Cincinnati metro area.

In Spring 2018, she played third horn with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic under the Toccata Classics label recording of Austrian composer Walter Bricht. The album received critical acclaim as one of the “Records of the Year” by noted British music commentator and author, Norman LeBrecht. Charlotte received her Master of Music degree with Randy Gardner (ret.) at the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati. She was a member of the C5 Winds woodwind quintet from 2016-2018 which took first place in chamber music (collegiate level) for the Ohio Music Teachers Association in 2016.

In 2015, Charlotte made her debut as an orchestral soloist with the Seven Hills Sinfonietta playing Schumann’s Konzertstück for Four Horns as third hornShe received a Bachelor of Music degree in Horn Performance from Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. She was in studio with Jeff Nelsen and also studied natural horn with Richard Seraphinoff. In Fall 2013, Charlotte furthered her studies abroad with Wolfgang Vladar (third horn, Vienna Philharmonic) in Vienna, Austria. Charlotte was selected as a Jacobs Scholar for outstanding musicianship for the entirety of her bachelor’s degree.

Charlotte is delighted to announce that she has won a position on the upcoming national Broadway tour of Frozen the musical! She will begin the tour in February 2020 in Seattle with Lip Renew in hand!

To learn more about Charlotte, previous and upcoming performances visit her website at or on Instagram @charlatte12