John Thurgood

John Thurgood studied at the Royal College of Music with Julian Baker.
On leaving the RCM he joined the Ulster Orchestra as third horn for 18 
months. He then became the Principal Horn of the English National Opera 
orchestra, a position he still holds.

In 1995 John was invited to join the English Chamber Orchestra as Principal 
Horn and continues to perform with them throughout the world. He has 
appeared as a soloist with the Orchestra on many occasions in this country 
and abroad. John is a prominent chamber musician, playing as a member of 
the E.C.O Ensemble and numerous guest appearances with other leading 
chamber groups.

John regularly works in the commercial field on numerous diverse projects 
such as Gladiator, John Barry and Taylor Swift. Recent recordings have 
included Amazon’s 'Lord of the Rings', Disney’s 'Little Mermaid' and 'Spider 
Man' for Sony’s Playstation.

Faculties / departments: Brass


Contact

For enquiries please contact:

John Thurgood

Horn professor

brass@rcm.ac.uk

John.Thurgood@rcm.ac.uk

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