TIM THORPE (b 1983 )
Tim Thorpe is gaining a reputation as one of the most accomplished horn players of his generation. He has received extensive orchestral experience as principal horn with several amateur and youth orchestras including the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the European Union Youth Orchestra. In his final year at school, Hertfordshire County Youth Music commissioned Summernights, a composition by Martin Ellerby for French horn and concert band which Thorpe premiered with the Hertfordshire County Youth Wind Orchestra. In 2002, he was the UK finalist in the Paxman International Horn Competition and in 2004 he won the Royal Over-Seas League award for wind and percussion and the Philip Jones Memorial Prize for an outstanding brass player.
As an orchestral musician, Thorpe has played principal horn with all the major London orchestras and with other UK orchestras including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Northern Sinfonia. He also enjoys chamber music and has performed with many ensembles including the London Sinfonietta and the Nash Ensemble.