Barry Tuckwell (1931-2020)

The International Horn Society mourns the passing of one of the greatest of the great, Barry Tuckwell. Horn players, the world over, have been greatly influenced by this tremendous artist in so many ways; through his incredible career as a soloist and orchestral principal horn, his superlative recordings (arguably the most recorded horn soloist in history), his many years of teaching and presenting masterclasses across the globe, his dedicated and selfless service to the horn and the profession (as Chair of the London Symphony Orchestra, founding Chair of the British Horn Society, and the first President of the International Horn Society), and, last but certainly not least, his charming wit and engaging personality. All horn players have been the beneficiaries of his immense energy and persistent striving for excellence, and the music world has been blessed by his huge presence. Tributes to Barry and his legacy will be forthcoming in The Horn Call and the Society's monthly digital newsletter, and the Society extends its sincerest condolences to Barry's family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all, but never forgotten.

52nd International Horn Symposium – August 3-8, 2020

Welcome to the heart of the Pacific Northwest, home of the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance and host of the 52nd annual International Horn Symposium.

Our symposium theme is “The Healthy Horn”

Come to IHS 52 to be inspired by breathtaking concerts from internationally renown horn virtuosi, to meet artisan horn makers from around the world, to attend master classes and presentations from experts in many fields, and to explore all aspects of horn health

2020 Elections

Elections 2020 are now underway for seats on the Advisory Council. All current members of the IHS are eligible to vote, either online OR by the postcard that is enclosed in the February issue of The Horn Call, but NOT both. Members must log in to their IHS account to vote online. For assistance with logging in or voting, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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