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One of the greatest horn players of all time, Radek Baborák! Radek talked about the Czech horn playing tradition, his career as a horn player and conductor and about how it was playing in a mask.
A Horn Hangout not to be missed, děkuju Radek!

Stars of the low horn world from far and wide gathered on Wagner´s birthday for this special Low Horn Hangout. Low horn mouthpieces, lips, studies and orchestral excerpts were discussed, and a world premiere of the beginning of Rheingold a la Zoom was attempted. Prepare to be amazed!
Starring:
Denise Tryon
Rachel Childers
Barbara Jöstlein Currie
Joseph Miron
Jim Smelser
Greg Roosa
Jason Snider
François Bastian
Adrian Diaz Martinez

Stefan Jezierski gives us a wonderful insight into what horn playing and tennis have in common. Don’t forget to read the books he suggested – The Inner Game of Tennis and the Inner Game of Music!

Stefan Dohr cooks up a storm on the Horn Hangouts with his trusty assistants Sarah and Lucky the Labradohr. ZOOM had never been used by this before! On the menu were papaya and shrimp salad and chocolate coulant. What a great – and very tasty – night it was, and all talk of mouthpieces and horn studies were banned.

Click here for Stefan’s Shopping list!

Horn players gather from all corners of the globe to celebrate Andrew Bain,principal horn of the LA Phil in this special Horn Hangout birthday party. Guest list:
Andrew and Rupal Bain
Gus Sebring
Peter Luff
Jen Montone
Julie Landsman
Jaclyn Rainey
Gail Williams
Frøydis Ree Werke
Saul Lewis
Ethan Bearman
Greg Roosa
Stefan Jezierski

The Horn Hangouts celebrate May the Fourth with all the principal French horn players from ALL the Star Wars movies! This was truly a gathering of the greats, here they are (in chronological order)
David Cripps – A New Hope (1977) The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Terence “Drac” Johns – Return of the Jedi (1983)
David Pyatt – The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002) Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Tim Jones – Phantom, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith (section)
Andrew Bain – The Force Awakens (2015) The Last Jedi (2017) The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
Dylan Skye Hart – The Force Awakens ,The Last Jedi ,The Rise of Skywalker

Thanks to Andrew Bain´s Colburn Horns, especially Tanner West and Elisabeth Linares for editing the Star Wars intro together and to Oscar and Oliver Jezierski for the awesome lightsaber duel!

May the Fourth, 2020

All About Auditions

An international panel of audition veterans: Stefan Dohr (Berlin Philharmonic) Gus Sebring (Boston Symphony Orchestra), Nigel Black (Philharmonia Orchestra) and Sarah (Berlin Phil) reveal all their audition tips. Find out here how auditions differ in their countries and even what you should wear! A Horn Hangout not to be missed.

Sarah & Stefan continue their series of special Horn Hangouts in the Time of Corona with a Hangout all about taking and preparing for masterclasses. Questions from the online global audience about what to play, how to battle nerves and even what to wear!

Friday night in the Time of Corona means Horn Hangout party – this week was no exception. Gathered online were horn stars Gail Williams, Julie Landsman, Jen Montone, Barbara Jöstlein Currie, Sarah Willis, Stefan Dohr, Stefan Jezierski, Gus Sebring, Andrew Bain, Erik Ralske, Nathaniel Silberschlag and special VIP guest – Frøydis Ree Werke!
Gail Williams suggested we all think of 3 pieces we love with no French horn in them for recommended listening. Fabulous to hear everyone´s suggestions, watch and see!

A live Horn Hangout all about the first years of the horn featuring Annie Bosler in LA and Heidi Wessel in Berlin. Invaluable advice and tips on playing and teaching in those very important early years from these two expert teachers – horn players and teachers of any age and ability will benefit from this – as did Stefan and Sarah, who were both taken back to their very first horn lesson. Unmissable!

Here are a list of Heidi and Annie’s recommended etudes, solos and exercises, we are so grateful to them for sharing these with us.

The First Years of Horn Favourites
Annie 1_Herbert L Clarkes.pdf
Annie 2_Beethoven Ode to Joy very first solo for students
Annie 3_Horvit Circus Suite March mvt 1 for horn and piano
Annie 4_Adrian Hallam Mobsters Movement List
Annie 5 Wilder Little Detective Suite Solo Horn
Annie 6_Dan Kelley arr Jesu for key
Annie Bosler_Books for the Beginner & Intermediate Horn Player
Heidi – Beginner Solos
Heidi – Beginner Etudes
Heidi – Favourite Etudes
Heidi- Horn Hangout Recommendations