” The aptly named Matthew Horn played superbly, with or without mute.” – Classical Source, 26 July 2016
Matthew Horn is a French horn player who 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. Matthew 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.
Matthew has played in the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Ed Gardner and was the only British member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra 2016 in Switzerland, where he has been conducted by Ivan Fischer and Michael Tilson Thomas. In June 2016, he doubled first horn in a side-by-side performance of Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique with the London Symphony Orchestra and Guildhall Musicians directed by Sir Simon Rattle.
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.
Matthew has recorded in Abbey Road with Pink Floyd on their album: “Wish You Were Here Symphonic”.