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Matthew is a horn player in London.
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Matthew studied the French horn at the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has played with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra, and on West End productions including Les Miserables and Doctor Doolittle. Ensemble Solaire, Matthew’s wind quintet, won the Elias Fawcett Prize for Outstanding Ensemble in the 66th Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition. His performance of Anthony Payne’s Horn Trio at the BBC Proms was broadcast on Radio 3. Outside performing, Matthew runs a private teaching practice in London and is the horn professor at Ealing Junior Music School. Matthew is looking forward to taking on new challenges under world-class instruction on the Glyndebourne Tour. He loves bird-watching and cryptic crosswords, and is a member of the HUB Performing Arts Network for Christian artists.

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Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Military, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Opera, Musical theatre, Renaissance, Pop, Acoustic, Rock
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Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Arranger, Orchestrator, Transcription
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Song list

- Abbott: Alla Caccia
- Beethoven: Sonata, Op. 17
- Beethoven: Quintet (piano and winds)
- Bozza: En Foret
- Brahms: Trio, Op. 40 for Horn, Violin, and Piano
- Cherubini: Sonata No. 2
- Dukas: Villanelle
- Glazunov: Reverie, Op. 24
- Gliere: Concerto, Op. 91
- Gliere: Intermezzo; Nocturne; Romance; Valse Triste
- Hindemith: Sonata for Horn
- Kroll: Laudatio (solo horn)
- Mozart: Concerto No. 1 in D, K. 412
- Mozart: Concerto No. 2 in E flat, K. 417
- Mozart: Concerto No. 3 in E flat, K. 477
- Mozart: Concerto No. 4 in E flat, K. 495
- Mozart: Concert Rondo
- Mozart: Quintet for horn and strings, K. 407
- Saint-Saëns: Romance, Op.36
- Schubert: Auf dem Strom (horn, soprano or tenor, piano)
- Schumann: Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73 (transcription-original for clarinet)
- Strauss, F: Nocturno, Op. 7
- Strauss, R: Concerto No. 1, Op. 11
- Strauss, R: Concerto No. 2
- Vignery: Horn Sonata, Op.7
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?


How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

My recital programmes are crafted to ensure contrast and variety in the performance. However, I'm definitely happy to talk this through with you.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a piece isn't included in my set list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a new composition that you would like me to learn then please get in touch.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The horn's mellow sound can turn a simple tune into something that both soothes and lifts the spirit. Horns can also be tremendously powerful and when the whole section plays loudly the sound will break through any orchestral texture.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

- The Royal Albert Hall - The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden - Wigmore Hall

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Dennis Brain

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Swan Lake with the Royal Ballet in Covent Garden


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£250


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Shannon H, 2 years ago

Matt was incredibly professional and easy to work with!

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Bea G, 4 years ago

We booked Matthew to perform in our Peterborough Sings! concert and were delighted by his playing. The whole orchestra sounded fantastic, and we wouldn't hesitate to book Matthew again.

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Fiona D, 4 years ago

Great! It was a pleasure to have Matt play with our orchestra.

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, 5 years ago

Absolutely lovely guy! Stayed for lunch afterwards and we got talking. Great horn player too.

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From other customers:

Classical S, 5 years ago

The aptly named Matthew Horn played superbly, with or without mute.

Christopher F, 4 years ago

Matthew is a superb horn teacher - he has really helped me establish strong foundations in my horn playing!