French Horn

Laura Tanner

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About Laura

French Horn
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I am a Horn player and workshop leader based in Bristol happy to work around the UK

Laura studied Horn with Angus West at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and with Lindsey stoker at the Royal Northern College of Music, where she was awarded Distinctions in Chamber Music, Professional Attachment (with Welsh National Opera, where she was on trial for the position of fourth horn during February 2004) and Education Projects. She now works as a Freelance Musician, Teacher and Animateur. Prior to and during her time at college Laura was the recipient of several awards and scholarships including: The David James Award, The Simon Clarkson Prize, a Wolfson Foundation Instrument Award and The Zochanis Scholarship. From 2002 to 2005 Laura's studies at the RNCM were made possible by funding she received from 'The Cressy Foundation'. Laura is also a grateful recipient of support from the Royal Society of Musicians. In addition to teaching privately, Laura works in the Music departments of Clifton College, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Red Maids’ School in Bristol. She also directs and coaches ensembles and is Co-Founder and Co-Musical Director of the Bristol School's Symphonic Brass Ensemble (BSSBE).

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
Classical, Christmas, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Opera, Light music
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French Horn
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Transcription, Arranger, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Animateur, Community music worker, Theory teaching
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From customers:

‘Minibeats J, 3 years ago

It was our first visit to Minibeats and we all (myself, my husband and our two sons – age 5 and 3) thought it was great. Laura (presenting) was excellent and knew how to keep the children engaged and spoke informatively at their level. The musicians played some lovely pieces and were very approachable at the end when the children were invited to come onto the stage to try out the instruments. It was just the right length for our boys and we really enjoyed it.

‘Minibeats A, 3 years ago

Percussion is naturally attractive to children but the performers and Laura made it both stimulating for the children and enjoyable to listen to as well. We have been to many Minibeats events but this was by far the best!

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