Welcome friends and anyone interested in our beautiful instrument!

It is my great pleasure to announce that in this issue we are drawing attention to some Scandinavian horn players. Of course we cannot feature all the great and important players of these four countries so we had to make a choice. We chose those players who influenced and still influence many horn players in the world should be mentioned. Frøydis Ree Wekre, Wilhelm Lanzky-Otto, Esa Tapani and Tone Sundgård Anker are or were players with careers performing in first class orchestras, playing as soloists, making recordings, and teaching many students around the world. As the IHS wants to advance the connection between all countries in the world, we will start with these excellent Scandinavian players who have influenced all continents.

I have been a member of the IHS since 1975. Since then, I have attended many International Horn Symposia in the U.S. and Europe. The contacts you make there and the players and horn makers from all over the world you will meet there are experiences never to forget. Please become a member!

Best regards from Hamburg, Germany,

Ab Koster, IHS Advisory Council