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David Horne

 b. 1970David Horne Photo © Copyright P Stirnweiss


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David Horne is a Scottish-born composer who captured attention in his late-teens with an impressive series of chamber ensemble works * After composition studies in the USA he has returned to live in the UK * Music shows flair for rapid figuration, clarity of expression, and idiomatic instrumentation, within a classical modernist aesthetic * Works commissioned by leading soloists including percussionist Evelyn Glennie, violist Nobuko Imai, and pianist Boris Berezowsky and performed by leading groups including BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Nash Ensemble * Accomplished pianist, made Proms debut in 1990 * Composer in Residence with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (2000-04)

Works by David Horne include:
Concerto for Six Players (1993) for chamber ensemble
Flex (1997) for piano and ensemble
Ignition (2002) for percussion and orchestra
Double Violin Concerto (2003) for two violins and string orchestra

Looking Ahead: world premiere of Daedalus in Flight by BBC Philharmonic at New Music North West in Manchester (29 Oct)

"The revelation was Horne's supreme command of timbre... he has a definite gift and ear ." — The Times

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