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In May 2016 the Malmo Symphony Orchestra horn section from Sweden paid a visit to ProHorn. Hugh Seenan and his good friend Einer Ohman (Co-principal Horn) and his horn section colleagues Henrik Halen (Principal Horn), Gunnar Rolen, Bertil Frid, Thomas Nilsson and Thomas Ekman had a productive horn ensemble session with a well-deserved British beer afterwards!
ProHorn is pleased to announce that in 2015 three of its outstanding young horn players were appointed to horn positions in orchestras in the UK and abroad.
ADRIAN UREN - Principal Horn of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in Australia
Adrian was born in Worcester in England and lived all his childhood in Malvern. A former Principal Horn of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, he went on to read Biological Sciences at Oxford University. Afterwards he won a scholarship for postgraduate French horn study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where he studied horn with Hugh Seenan, Richard Bissill and Jeffrey Bryant. He then built up a successful freelance career in London and around the UK regularly performing with the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic and Philharmonia Orchestras and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. In March 2016 Adrian will perform Mozart's Horn Concerto No 4 in the Elder Hall in Adelaide with the ASO.
MIKE KIDD - Second Horn of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mike studied horn at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester England with Lizzie Davies from 2002 to 2007. He then went on to study horn at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Michael Thompson and Richard Watkins and natural horn with Andrew Clarke. Whilst at the RAM he took part in the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's apprenticeship scheme playing natural horn.
Since graduating from the Royal Academy in 2011 he built up a successful freelance career working with many London and UK orchestras and has incorporated a wide range of styles not only from working with orchestral, opera and chamber orchestras but also by performing chamber music with the Nash Ensemble, The London Sinfonietta and the Michael Thompson Horn Quartet.
Michael was recently awarded an ARAM by the Royal Academy of Music.
ED GRIFFITHS - Third horn of the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Ed Studied horn at Wells Cathedral School in England as a DSES with Simon de Souza and then went on to study horn at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with Hugh Seenan, David Pyatt, Richard Bissill, Jeffrey Bryant and Jonathan Lipton. On leaving the Guildhall he built up a successful freelance career working with many UK orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and English National Opera.