Matthew Horn

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2016

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Horn

Location: Royal College of Music

Matthew Horn is a horn player based in London who began studying the horn in Bristol with Laura Tanner before moving to Simon de Souza at the Junior department of the Royal Academy of Music. He is currently studying with David Pyatt, Jonathan Lipton and Alec Frank-Gemmill at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he is the recipient of the James Anthony Horne Award. He will study a Master of Music on a scholarship with Simon Rayner, Tim Jones, Jeff Bryant and John the Royal College of Music in September 2016 as a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award holder.

Matthew has performed solo works such as Britten Canticle 3 in Barbican Hall and Agrell Double Horn Concerto (on the natural horn) with Guildhall Baroque Orchestra in Milton Court Concert Hall. He performed Mozart’s Concerto No. 3 with Aldwych Sinfonia last year, and has played recitals in the UK and Hong Kong.

Matthew is a member of Verbier Festival Orchestra (Switzerland) as of this year and has been Principal horn of the Young Musician’s Symphony Orchestra and the Arch Sinfonia for the past couple of years. He will play Principal horn in Guildhall Symphony Orchestra’s project in June conducted by Simon Rattle.

Matthew is an enthusiastic teacher and workshop leader, keen to share his knowledge and experience with the younger generation. He has been invited to be a horn coach at the Chipping Campden Youth Orchestra in August 2016, and also to give masterclasses to young horn players in South Gloucestershire, where Matthew is originally from.