Richard Watkins
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1962
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Richard Watkins

Richard Watkins Biography (Wikipedia)

Richard Watkins, born in 1962, is a horn player. He performs as a concerto soloist and chamber music player. He was Principal Horn of the Philharmonia Orchestra from 1985 to 1996, a position he relinquished to devote more time to his solo career.

He has appeared as soloist in the Royal Festival Hall, at the Barbican Centre and abroad with conductors such as Carlo Maria Giulini, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Leonard Slatkin, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Andrew Davis and Gennadi Rozhdestvensky. He is in great demand as a chamber musician and recitalist and has worked closely with pianists such as Barry Douglas, Peter Donohoe, Pascal Rogé, Barry Scott and Martin Roscoe. He is a member of the Nash Ensemble.

His recordings include Sir Malcolm Arnold's two Horn Concertos for Conifer, to great critical acclaim, and Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante with the Philharmonia and Giuseppe Sinopoli for Deutsche Grammophon; other recordings include the Mozart Horn Concertos with Richard Hickox for Pickwick and chamber music recordings, both as soloist and as a chamber musician, for a variety of labels. Recent releases include Glière's rarely performed Horn Concerto with Sir Edward Downes and the Concerto for Horn and Violin by Dame Ethel Smyth for Chandos. He has also played on popular rock band U2's latest album.

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Franz Schubert
Auf dem Strom, D 943
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Auf dem Strom, D 943
Francis Poulenc
Trio for trumpet, horn and trombone
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Trio for trumpet, horn and trombone
Camille Saint‐Saëns
Feuillet d'album arr Taffanei
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Feuillet d'album arr Taffanei
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in F major for 2 horns, strings and continuo RV 539
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Concerto in F major for 2 horns, strings and continuo RV 539
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concert Rondo in E flat major, K 371
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Concert Rondo in E flat major, K 371
Leos Janáček
Mladi (Youth Suite); 3rd mvt, Vivace
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Mladi (Youth Suite); 3rd mvt, Vivace
Dame Ethel Smyth
Concerto for violin, horn and orchestra - II. Elegy (In Memoriam)
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Concerto for violin, horn and orchestra - II. Elegy (In Memoriam)
Franz Schubert
Auf dem Strom, D 943
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Auf dem Strom, D 943
Leos Janáček
Mladi (Youth Suite)
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Mladi (Youth Suite)
Franz Schubert
Auf dem Strom, D 943
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Auf dem Strom, D 943
Nicola LeFanu
Amores
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Amores

Amores

Orchestra
Goldberg Ensemble
Conductor
Malcolm Layfield
Robert Schumann
Adagio and Allegro in A flat major for horn and piano
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Adagio and Allegro in A flat major for horn and piano
Robert Schumann
Adagio and Allegro for horn and piano, Op.70
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Adagio and Allegro for horn and piano, Op.70
Franz Schubert
Octet in F, D803
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Octet in F, D803
Congregation of St Mark’s Church, P.P.Bilhorn, Colin Sheen & Francis H.Rowley
I Will Sing The Wondrous Story (feat. David Thorne, David Sheen, Andrew Crowley, Tony Cross, Richard Watkins, Owen Slade & Tristan Fry)
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I Will Sing The Wondrous Story (feat. David Thorne, David Sheen, Andrew Crowley, Tony Cross, Richard Watkins, Owen Slade & Tristan Fry)

I Will Sing The Wondrous Story (feat. David Thorne, David Sheen, Andrew Crowley, Tony Cross, Richard Watkins, Owen Slade & Tristan Fry)

Choir
Congregation of St Mark’s Church
Featured Artist
David Thorne
David Sheen
Andrew Crowley
Tony Cross
Owen Slade
Tristan Fry
Composer
P.P.Bilhorn
Music Arranger
Lyricist
Francis H.Rowley
György Ligeti
Six Bagatelles for wind quintet
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Six Bagatelles for wind quintet
Dame Ethel Smyth
Concerto for horn, violin & orchestra (2nd mvt - Elegy)
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Concerto for horn, violin & orchestra (2nd mvt - Elegy)
Franz Strauss
Nocturno Op.7 For Horn And Piano
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Nocturno Op.7 For Horn And Piano
City of London Sinfonia
CONCERTO FOR HORN & ORCHESTRA NO 4
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CONCERTO FOR HORN & ORCHESTRA NO 4
Richard Watkins
Quintet in E flat major K.407 - Allegro
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Quintet in E flat major K.407 - Allegro
Richard Watkins
Horn Concerto No 4
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Horn Concerto No 4
Colin Sheen
I Will Sing The Wondrous Story
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I Will Sing The Wondrous Story

I Will Sing The Wondrous Story

Performer
Colin Sheen
Owen Slade
Tristan Fry
Francis Harold Rowley
Paul Leddington Wright
David Thorne
Andy Crowley
Tony Cross
Alexander Scriabin
Romance
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Romance

Romance

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Tim End
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Peter Maxwell Davies
Sea Eagle
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Sea Eagle
Colin Matthews
Three of a Kind
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Three of a Kind

Three of a Kind

Performer
Tim End
Last played on
Mark-Anthony Turnage
Prayer for a great man
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Prayer for a great man
Richard Watkins
Horn Concerto no. 4 in E flat major, KV. 495
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Horn Concerto no. 4 in E flat major, KV. 495
Johannes Brahms
Quintet in F minor Op.34 for piano and strings
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Quintet in F minor Op.34 for piano and strings
Barry Douglas
Adagio and Allegro, Op 70 for horn and piano
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Adagio and Allegro, Op 70 for horn and piano
Robert Schumann
Adagio and allegro in A flat major Op.70 for horn [or other] and piano
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Adagio and allegro in A flat major Op.70 for horn [or other] and piano
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Past BBC Events

BBC SSO 2014-15 Season: BBC SSO in Skye
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Portree High School
2015-02-13T13:32:46
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13
Feb
2015
BBC SSO 2014-15 Season: BBC SSO in Skye

BBC SSO 2014-15 Season: BBC SSO in Skye

19:30
Portree High School
Proms 2013: Proms Saturday Matinee 4: English Chamber Orchestra
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Cadogan Hall
2013-08-24T13:32:46
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24
Aug
2013
Proms 2013: Proms Saturday Matinee 4: English Chamber Orchestra

Proms 2013: Proms Saturday Matinee 4: English Chamber Orchestra

Cadogan Hall
Proms 2008: Prom 24
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Royal Albert Hall
2008-08-04T13:32:46
4
Aug
2008

Proms 2008: Prom 24

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2007: Proms Saturday Matinee 04
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Cadogan Hall
2007-09-01T13:32:46
1
Sep
2007

Proms 2007: Proms Saturday Matinee 04

Cadogan Hall
Proms 2006: Prom 04
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Royal Albert Hall
2006-07-17T13:32:46
17
Jul
2006

Proms 2006: Prom 04

Royal Albert Hall

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