Michael Thompson

British horn player and conductor. Born 4 January 1954
Michael Thompson
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1954-01-04
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Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson Biography (Wikipedia)

Michael Thompson (born 4 January 1954) is a British horn player. After studying at the Royal Academy of Music, Thompson was appointed Principal Horn with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra aged just 18 years. By the age of 21 he was offered positions as Principal Horn with both the Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, accepting the Philharmonia position, a post he held for ten years before leaving to fulfil increasing solo and chamber music commitments.

He is a member of the London Sinfonietta, with whom he has given premiere performances of works including Ligeti's Hamburg Concerto. He has recorded solo, chamber, and orchestral works composed by Britten, Haydn, Messiaen, Strauss, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Schumann, and Tippett, among others. He has played on movie soundtracks including Drowning by Numbers as a member of the Michael Nyman Band, The Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter films. His work with Sir Paul McCartney led McCartney to compose Stately Horn, which the Michael Thompson Horn Quartet premiered.

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Franz Schubert
Octet in F major, D 803 (3rd mvt)
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Octet in F major, D 803 (3rd mvt)
Franz Schubert
Octet in F major, D 803 (4th mvt)
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Octet in F major, D 803 (4th mvt)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2007: Prom 21 - Brass Day
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ef6rzc
Royal Albert Hall
2007-07-28T22:53:54
28
Jul
2007

Proms 2007: Prom 21 - Brass Day

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1997: Prom 43
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e8drzc
Royal Albert Hall
1997-08-19T22:53:54
19
Aug
1997

Proms 1997: Prom 43

22:00
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1991: Prom 50
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/edx5v2
Royal Albert Hall
1991-08-30T22:53:54
30
Aug
1991

Proms 1991: Prom 50

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1989: Prom 26
https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/efwzc8
Royal Albert Hall
1989-08-11T22:53:54
11
Aug
1989

Proms 1989: Prom 26

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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