Brian Hysong is in his 27th season as bass clarinetist of the New York City Ballet Orchestra. He was a full scholarship student at the Juilliard School where he studied with Vincent Abato and Joe Allard. Additionally he was a member of the National Orchestral Association where he worked regularly with such outstanding musicians as Max Rudolph, Joseph Silverstein, and Gunther Schuller. Mr. Hysong has appeared as a guest artist, at home and on tour, with the Pittsburgh Symphony (1986-2000) under Micheal Tilson Thomas, Andre Previn, Bernhard Klee, Donald Runnicles, John Williams, Lorin Maazel, Maxim Shostakovich, Mariss Jansons, Yoel Levy, and James Conlon, among others. In addition, he has served as bass clarinetist with the New Jersey Symphony (1994-1998), the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, American Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He has also performed with the San Francisco, Seattle, Stuttgart, Erick Hawkins and American Ballet Theatre Orchestras. During the summers of 2000-2002, Mr. Hysong was invited to participate as a performing artist at Marlboro. During the summer of 2012, he performed and taught at Crescendo Hungary in Sarospatak, Hungary.