undefinedFrench Horn Player

Immerse yourself in French horn ensemble playing with like-minded players.


Resident: £572 Non-Resident: £435 (25% off for under 27s) Code: 24/337

Booking for Members opens at 11am on Monday 20 November 2023.

Non-Member and online booking opens at 11am on Monday 11 December 2023.

For details on how to become a Member to take advantage of early booking, see here

What is the course about?

Calling all horn players who enjoy playing ensembles of different combinations! This very successful course, which works on rehearsal techniques, playing skills and understanding a wide variety of musical styles, is now established as a must for all who wish to progress their skills and have fun playing with like-minded people! You need to be an intermediate to advanced level player (Grade 5+) and a confident reader.

Course leader Donald Clist is well known as an inspirational teacher of horn at all levels. Having played for over 20 years with Welsh National Opera orchestra, he is now a freelance player, whose work focusses mainly on chamber music and solo performance and he teaches at Cardiff University. In addition to the ensemble work, there will be opportunities for individual lessons/consultations, by arrangement with Donald.

What will we cover?

Octets, quartets, trios and duets

What will we accomplish? By the end of this course you will be able to…

You will have enjoyed preparing, rehearsing and performing horn ensemble pieces to a high level.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Standard: Improver, Confident, Skilful

How will the course be taught, and will any preparation be required?

Group work mostly, with opportunities for individual tuition by arrangement.

Will music be provided in advance of the course?

Yes it will be provided by the tutor on the course. You are if course welcome to bring your own ensemble music.

Is there anything I need to bring?

Instrument, mute.

What previous participants said about this course…

“Fantastic tutor knowledgeable, supportive and friendly, never judging.”

“The course worked very well - we learnt a lot and enjoyed ourselves.”

“A good balance of ability, loads of varied music to play and a great tutor!”