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Sydney Conservatorium of Music appoints a new Lecturer in French Horn
David B. Thompson | Lecturer in French Horn
Start date: Semester II, 2013
David B. Thompson was born in Ada, Oklahoma, into a family dedicated to music (his father a composer, and his mother an opera director). He studied at the Indiana University School of Music with Michael Hatfield, where he received the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees with high distinction, as well as the prestigious Performer's Certificate. He was also the first hornist in 25 years to win the Brass Concerto Competition.
While at Indiana, he also studied natural horn with Richard Seraphinoff, and was very active in the area of early music, performing both as a soloist and as a member of several original-instrument chamber ensembles.
His distinctions in international competitions include the first prizes of the American Horn Competition (Michigan, 1994) and the Performance Competition of the International Horn Society (Munich, 1989), as well as the Festival Prize for the Most Artistic Interpretation at the International Competition for Wind Instruments (Leeuwarden, 1995).
He has performed regularly as a soloist with orchestras in Europe, North America, and Asia, with conductors such as Christopher Hogwood, Christian Zacharias, Dmitri Kitajenko, Samuel Wong, and Franz-Paul Decker.
Since 1989, he has been Solo Horn of the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. He also performed and recorded extensively for Harmonia Mundi as Solo Horn of the Teatre Lliure Chamber Orchestra and collaborates regularly with the modern music ensemble Barcelona 216. He also serves as Solo Horn and Director of Chamber Music for the Navarra Symphony Orchestra of Pamplona. In 2011, he took leave from his positions in Spain to assume the position of Principal Horn of the Hong Kong Philharmonic.
As a pedagogue, he was professor of horn at the Escuela Superior de Música de Cataluña, and has served on the faculty of the Aspen Music Festival and School. He has presented masterclasses and workshops at institutions around Europe, the United States, and Asia, and is the author of two pedagogical texts in widespread use: Daily Warm-Up and Workout (1994) and The Orchestral Audition Repertoire for Horn: Comprehensive and Unabridged (1995).
He is the founder and moderator of the Yahoo horn list, the largest horn-related internet forum with 2700 members on six continents, and has served as Vice President of the International Horn Society.
3pm on Sunday, May 26th, 2013
Music by Headley, Dixon and Mozart, performed by Michael Dixon ~ Horn
Sydney Omega Ensemble, Angel Place
Saturday, 1 June 2013 - 7:30 PM
Music of Françaix, Spohr, Strauss and Shostakovich, featuring Michael Dixon on Horn
Saturday, June 8th, 2013 @ 3pm
featuring Michael Dixon ~ Horn
Beethoven Sonata for Horn and Piano played on natural horn
plus Trios for soprano, horn & piano
Central Coast Symphony Orchestra
2.30pm, 23 June 2013
Soloist: Geoffrey O'Reilly (French Horn)
in a program includesMozart Horn Concerto No.3
Sarah Willis Masterclass, 2pm Tuesday 25 June @ ANAM, Melbourne (Also a big display of Alexander Horns)
SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL BRASS FESTIVAL
July 4 - 7
with Horn players Sarah Willis, Alexander Artist, Berlin Philharmonic
Ben Jacks and
Robert Johnson from the Sydney Symphony
Ultimate French Horn Weekend, September 14 and 15 @ Scots College, Bellevue Hill, Sydney
P.D.Q. Bach (Peter Schickele) - "New horizons in music appreciation" (Beethoven)
....featuring Bobby Corno on 1st Chair
Sydney Symphony Horns, 1950
Wow, these Cazzini horns are still going...this one recently sold in QLD
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Mendelssohn's String Quartet No 2 in A minor
Beethoven Sextet for Two Horns and String Quartet in E Flat major, Op 81b
Wendy Page and Greg Stephens - horns
$22.95 ($20.80 for overseas purchases) Free Postage Worldwide on this CD
The Hornarama Sheet Music Sale continues....50% off selected sheet music...that's way below cost price.
Grab your self a bargain. Items are marked in the Sheet Music pages.
ALSOFree postage for all Sheet Music throughout Australia and half-priceshipping to the rest of the world. (Please ask for other mailing options)
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Johannes Finke was in Australia for the 42nd International Horn Symposium in Brisbane to exhibit some Horns. He brought with him a Brendan and Americus Double Horns AND a Brendan and Americus Triple Horns. All were SOLD