Matthew Horn

Performer · Teacher · Arranger

Matthew Horn is a professional freelance French horn player based in London. He has played with orchestras including the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra, and on West End productions including Les Misérables and Doctor Doolittle.

Matthew studied for his Master of Music (Distinction) at the Royal College of Music as a Derek Butler Scholar and a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award Holder, with Simon Rayner, Jeff Bryant, Tim Jones and Nigel Black. He completed his Bachelor of Music at the Guildhall School as the James Anthony Horne Award Holder, where he studied with David Pyatt, Jonathan Lipton, Richard Bissill, Roger Montgomery and Alec Frank-Gemmill. He has also studied with Hugh Seenan, Simon de Souza and Laura Tanner.

Matthew has won awards with his chamber ensembles, including the Elias Fawcett Prize for Outstanding Ensemble with his wind quintet, Ensemble Solaire, in the final of the 66th Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition (2018), as well as the Boconnoc Music Award (2017). He has performed Anthony Payne’s Horn Trio, live on BBC Radio 3, at the BBC Proms Extra Event, Composers in Conversation, in July 2016, which led to being invited to the British Horn Society Festival 2016 as a solo artist. Other recent solo performances include Britten’s Canticle III in the Barbican Hall in April 2016, and a wind quintet recital in Wigmore Hall in March 2017. He has recorded in Abbey Road with Pink Floyd on their album: “Wish You Were Here Symphonic”.

Matthew is currently a member of the Musicians' Union.


Experience

Professional Orchestra Experience

Philharmonia Orchestra - Bumper, Fourth, Sixth
Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra - Third
Royal Opera House Orchestra - Extra: Third
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Bumper
2016-2020

2019

2018

2018

West End

Les Misérables, Queens Theatre - Second
Doctor Doolittle (on tour) - Principal
2019

2019

Orchestral Training

RCM Symphony Orchestra - Principal
Chipping Campden Festival Orchestra - Second
Verbier Festival Orchestra - Bumper, Seventh
RCM Symphony Orchestra - Principal
2017

2016-2017

2016

2016

Qualifications

Royal College of Music

Master of Music (Distinction)
RCM
October 2016 - September 2017

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Bmus (Hons)
RCM
September 2012 - July 2016

Teaching

Who do I teach?

I teach the horn to students of all ages and abilities in one-to-one lessons. I teach a number of children who play in youth orchestras in London, and one of them is currently playing in the National Children’s Orchestra on a full scholarship. I also teach a number of adult students who have either picked up the horn from scratch, or are returning to the horn having not played in recent years.

Matthew has Public Liability Insurance through being a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians and also has a DBS certificate.

How do I teach?

I am an enthusiastic teacher and workshop leader, keen to share my knowledge and experience. My teaching method is to build solid foundations in horn playing technique and help my students develop a good sound quality. This takes place alongside studying pieces of music, with the option of working towards ABRSM exams if desired.

Where do I teach?

I am based in Tufnell Park, London and I do most of my teaching in North London with current students based in Finsbury Park, Manor House, Holloway, Highbury, Stoke Newington, Haringey, Crouch End and Finchley. However, I am happy to travel to students up to 30 minutes cycle ride away depending on my availability.

When do I teach?

As I am predominantly a performer, most of my teaching takes place early in the week, on Mondays and Tuesdays. I have regular slots available but lessons may need to be rescheduled on performance days.


Arrangements

Due to the current outbreak of Covid-19, I am currently only offering PDF scores which I will email to you shortly after receiving payment. Hard copies, however, are available subject to availability. Thank you very much.

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Volume 1: Ten Christmas Carols for Four Hand Horns in Different Keys

4 Hn

£10.00

Inspired by the Nineteenth Century French School of Horn Playing, these Ten Christmas Carols are intended to be played on natural horns using the hand horn technique.

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  1. Angels from the Realms of Glory
  2. Away in a Manger
  3. Coventry Carol
  4. Deck the Halls
  5. Ding Dong Merrily on High
  6. Good Christian Men, Rejoice!
  7. Joy to the World
  8. The First Nowell
  9. O Come All Ye Faithful
  10. While Shepherds Watch

Volume 2: Ten More Christmas Carols for Four Hand Horns in Different Keys

4 Hn

£25.00

Inspired by the Nineteenth Century French School of Horn Playing, these Ten Christmas Carols are intended to be played on natural horns using the hand horn technique.

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  1. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  2. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  3. Silent Night
  4. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  5. O Come, O Come, Emmannuel
  6. The Holly and the Ivy
  7. Still, Still, Still
  8. White Christmas
  9. The Christmas Song
  10. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Volume 3: Another Ten Christmas Carols for Four Hand Horns in Different Keys

4 Hn

£25.00

Inspired by the Nineteenth Century French School of Horn Playing, these Ten Christmas Carols are intended to be played on natural horns using the hand horn technique.

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  1. O little town of Bethlehem
  2. See Amid the Winter Snow
  3. O Holy Night
  4. Little Drummer Boy
  5. Once in Royal David’s City
  6. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
  7. In the Bleak Midwinter
  8. Sussex Carol
  9. Unto Us is Born a Son
  10. O Tannenbaum

    Corno Carols Advent Calendar

    Performed by Anneke Scott.


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Contact

For performance work enquiries please contact the Musicians Answering Service.

Tel: 01306 500000

Email: mas@maslink.co.uk

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