Hornist Erin Lano joined the Richmond Symphony as third horn in the fall of 2015. A frequent guest performer in orchestras around the country, she has played with the Chicago Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and many others. Prior to joining the Richmond Symphony Erin held positions with the Virginia Symphony, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and the Britt Festival Orchestra. During the summer Ms. Lano performs as principal horn with the Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra. Erin earned her Bachelor’s degree from New England Conservatory under the tutelage of James Sommerville and Richard Sebring, and her Master’s degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music where she studied with William VerMeulen. A native of Richmond, Erin grew up listening to the Richmond Symphony, playing in the youth orchestra and studying with RSO musicians. She and her husband, bassoonist Matt Lano, love raising their two girls in her hometown.