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Rupert Browne

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French Horn
French Horn player based in Manchester

Rupert started playing the French Horn at the age of 8. At age 16, Rupert was awarded his ATCL Diploma in Performance and a year later was awarded his LGSMD Diploma in Performance, both with very high distinctions. In 2010 Rupert began studying for his 4 year BMus (Hons) degree at the Royal College of Music in London, studying with Nigel Black, Simon Rayner, John Ryan, Tim Jones, Jeffery Bryant and Sue Dent. During his time at the RCM he performed in several masterclasses with virtuoso horn players, including Radovan Vlatkovic and Martin Owen. Rupert also took part in many orchestral concerts, the most significant ones being a performance of Richard Strauss 'An Alpine Symphony' conducted by Maestro Bernard Haitink and a performance of works by Mozart with the RCM Classical Orchestra under Maestro Sir Roger Norrington. Rupert graduated from Royal College of Music in the summer of 2014 at which time he was chosen to represent RCM on a placement at Castleton Festival, Virginia, where he was conducted and mentored by the late, great Maestro Lorin Maazel. In September 2014, Rupert was awarded the Dobie Scholarship and the Prince of Wales Advanced Study Award and began studying for his Masters Degree at the Royal Northern College of Music . During his first year at the RNCM, Rupert took part in numerous masterclasses with many famous horn players such as Bob Ashworth, Frøydis Ree Wekre and Jaques Delaplanque; he also took part in a Professional Experience Scheme with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Rupert founded his brass quintet Lowry Brass at RNCM with trumpeters Luke Dempsey & Torstein Holmas, trombonist Jay Hall and tubist David Hamilton, and they were awarded the Phillip Jones Brass Ensemble Award in 2015. Since June 2015, Rupert has been playing professionally as an extra with The Hallé Orchestra. In 2016, Rupert was awarded the Arts Council of Wales Advanced Study Scholarship and the RNCM Oglesby Scholarship from the Oglesby Charitable Trust, and in July 2017, Rupert was chosen to represent RNCM at the Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte in Montepulciano, Italy. Rupert graduated from RNCM with a First for his MMus Degree and now continues to play regularly with many professional ensembles across the UK including the Hallé Orchestra, British Sinfonietta, NEW Sinfonia, Kaleidoscope and Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra to name a few.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Christmas, Military, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Ambient, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Marching, Noise music, Originals, African music, World music, Asian music, Australian music, Bavarian oompah, French music, Indian music, German music, Bollywood, Cuban music, Italian music, Jewish music, Russian music, Scottish music, Spanish music
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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
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