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Helen Kotas Hirsch (* 1916 ; † December 15, 2000 in Chicago ) was an American horn player.

Kotas Hirsch was principal horn player in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1941 to 1947 . She was the first woman to achieve this position in one of the great American orchestras. From 1950 to 1958 she was also principal horn in the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra and from 1954 to 1959 in the Lyric Opera of Chicago . In 1965 she ended her solo career and then taught at the American and Sherwood Conservatories of Music .

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