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Richard Watkins (Horn)

Born: 1962

Richard Watkins 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.

Further Reading: Richard Watkins

 Interview, Richard Watkins on The Romantic Horn

The British horn-player talks to David about his new album of music by Beethoven, Strauss, Schumann, Scriabin and more with the pianist Julius Drake, out now on Signum Classics.

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