Frank Lloyd

French Horn

Frank took up the Trombone at the age of thirteen, and at 15 joined the Royal Marines Band Service, subsequently changing to the French Horn.

Frank Lloyd, French Horn – New Ross Piano Festival

He left the services in 1975 to embark on a course at the Royal Academy of Music studying under Ifor James. Within three months however, Frank was appointed Principal Horn with the Scottish National Orchestra.

After four and a half years he took up a post with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London.

During the next 18yrs in London Frank was a member of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, the Nash Ensemble, and was for many years principal with the English Chamber Orchestra apart from regularly recording in the film music studios.

In 1998 he was appointed Professor for Horn at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen, Germany.

From 2004-2006 he was President of the International Horn Society, and served a second term from September 2011-2013.

He travels extensively as a soloist and chamber musician.


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