Stefan de Leval Jezierski (Berlin, Germany), was born in Boston and studied horn with Myron Bloom at the Cleveland Institute of Music and at the North Carolina School of the Arts . While still a student he appeared as a soloist with members of the Cleveland Orchestra in Severance Hall and was shortly thereafter appointed principal horn of the Kassel State Opera orchestra.
In 1978 at the age of twenty - three he was hired by Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic to play high horn. Since then he has been a member of the winds of the Berlin Philharmonic and co - founded the Scharoun Ensemble . He is currently the longest serving hornist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (Berliner Philharmoniker).
Appearing regularly as a soloist and chamber musici an at major music festivals and concert venues throughout Europe, America, and Asia, he also teaches horn at the orchestra academy of the Berlin Philharmonic and is professor H.C. at the Shanghai Conservatory .
His enthusiasm for playing jazz on the horn inspired him to form a jazz quintet with other top North American players living in Berlin and has led to onstage improvisations with notable musicians such as Nigel Kennedy . Countless LP's, CD's, and video recordings document his career.