Just breathe! Dr Mark Almond, associate principal horn of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, gives us a fascinating insight into one of the most important aspects of horn playing: the lungs. Dr Mark Almond, MA BM BCh MRCP PhD, was a specialist lung doctor in London but also played with all the top orchestras because he was also such a great horn player. This makes for a fantastic combination of knowledge and we are so grateful that he shared it with us on this Horn Hangout all about Lungs. Thank you so much, dear Dr. Mark!
A superstar line-up of some of the best third horn players in the world talk about the importance of the third horn chair in this live Horn Hangout.
Leelanee Sterrett – New York Philharmonic
Dan Gingrich – Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jose Sogorb Jover – Royal Concertgebouw
Michael Winter – Boston Symphony Orchestra
Wolfgang Vladar – Vienna Philharmonic
Stefan de Leval Jezierski – Berlin Philharmonic
Alex Edmondson – London Symphony Orchestra
Javier Gándara – Metropolitan Opera New York
One of the greatest horn players of all time, Radek Baborák! Radek talked about the Czech horn playing tradition, his career as a horn player and conductor and about how it was playing in a mask.
A Horn Hangout not to be missed, děkuju Radek!
Stars of the low horn world from far and wide gathered on Wagner´s birthday for this special Low Horn Hangout. Low horn mouthpieces, lips, studies and orchestral excerpts were discussed, and a world premiere of the beginning of Rheingold a la Zoom was attempted. Prepare to be amazed!
Barbara Jöstlein Currie
Adrian Diaz Martinez
Stefan Jezierski gives us a wonderful insight into what horn playing and tennis have in common. Don’t forget to read the books he suggested – The Inner Game of Tennis and the Inner Game of Music!
Stefan Dohr cooks up a storm on the Horn Hangouts with his trusty assistants Sarah and Lucky the Labradohr. ZOOM had never been used by this before! On the menu were papaya and shrimp salad and chocolate coulant. What a great – and very tasty – night it was, and all talk of mouthpieces and horn studies were banned.
Horn players gather from all corners of the globe to celebrate Andrew Bain,principal horn of the LA Phil in this special Horn Hangout birthday party. Guest list:
Andrew and Rupal Bain
Frøydis Ree Werke
The Horn Hangouts celebrate May the Fourth with all the principal French horn players from ALL the Star Wars movies! This was truly a gathering of the greats, here they are (in chronological order)
David Cripps – A New Hope (1977) The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Terence “Drac” Johns – Return of the Jedi (1983)
David Pyatt – The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002) Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Tim Jones – Phantom, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith (section)
Andrew Bain – The Force Awakens (2015) The Last Jedi (2017) The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
Dylan Skye Hart – The Force Awakens ,The Last Jedi ,The Rise of Skywalker
Thanks to Andrew Bain´s Colburn Horns, especially Tanner West and Elisabeth Linares for editing the Star Wars intro together and to Oscar and Oliver Jezierski for the awesome lightsaber duel!
May the Fourth, 2020
All About Auditions
An international panel of audition veterans: Stefan Dohr (Berlin Philharmonic) Gus Sebring (Boston Symphony Orchestra), Nigel Black (Philharmonia Orchestra) and Sarah (Berlin Phil) reveal all their audition tips. Find out here how auditions differ in their countries and even what you should wear! A Horn Hangout not to be missed.
Sarah & Stefan continue their series of special Horn Hangouts in the Time of Corona with a Hangout all about taking and preparing for masterclasses. Questions from the online global audience about what to play, how to battle nerves and even what to wear!