Anneke Scott

AnnekeScottAnneke Scott is a leading exponent of historical horn playing and an influential performer, teacher, and researcher. Her work takes her across the globe and throughout the centuries of music with a repertoire incorporating music and instruments from the late seventeenth century through to the present day. She teaches at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, the University of Birmingham, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, and the online music lesson platform Play with a Pro. Her research influences her teaching, and she has published a natural horn method based on her research sources.

Anneke is principal horn of period instrument ensembles including Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, The English Baroque Soloists, ensemble Pygmalion, The Orchestra of the Sixteen, the Irish Baroque Orchestra, and the Dunedin Consort and Players. She also appears as a guest principal horn with orchestras and ensembles worldwide.

Anneke has an international solo career, and her discography embraces three centuries of virtuosic horn works. She is frequently heard performing the famous baroque obbligato arias of composers such as Bach and Handel as well as solo concertos from that period. Her solo recordings also include three discs focusing on the music of Jacques François Gallay.

Anneke enjoys collaborating with a wide group of musicians and is a key member of a number of chamber music ensembles including nineteenth century period brass ensemble The Prince Regent’s Band, the harmoniemusik ensemble Boxwood & Brass, historic wind ensemble Syrinx, and ensembleF2. She regularly works with leading period keyboardists including Steven Devine, Neal Peres da Costa, Geoffrey Govier, and Kathryn Cok and period harpist Frances Kelly.

Claude Maury

mauryClaude Maury is one of the leading Belgian hornists, specializing in natural horn, and is professor of natural horn at the Conservatoire in Paris and Versailles.

Claude was born in Belgium in 1956 and studied modern horn and chamber music at the Conservatoire Royal in Mons, Wallonia, Belgium. Further studies with Francis Orval, André Vandriessche, Michel Garcin-Marrou, and Hermann Baumann led to his first job with the orchestra of the Opera Royal de Wallonie in 1974, then in 1976 as a mem ber of the French Belgian Radio and Television Orchestra. After winning prizes at the Gallay competition for natural horn in 1981 and the natural horn competition in Bad Harzburg, Germany in 1984, he left the orchestra for a career freelancing on period instruments.

Claude plays on a regular basis on period instruments with the ensembles La Petite Bande, the Orchestra of the 18th Century, the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Anima Eterna, Les Arts Florissants, Opera Fuoco, and le Parlement de Musique. He also plays occasionally with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestrata, Concerto Köln, Tafelmusik, The English Concert, Bach Collegium Japan, and others. He has recorded many solo and chamber music CD’s, mainly on natural horn.

John Cox

john coxJohn Cox was principal horn of the Oregon Symphony (1982-2020), appearing as soloist with the orchestra numerous times and heard on all Oregon Symphony broadcasts and recordings. John has been an active supporter of the IHS and of horn activities in the Pacific Northwest, with numerous performances and presentations at the workshops of the Northwest Horn Society and regional universities as well as across the US in guest recitals, masterclasses, and workshops.

John is a graduate of Boston University and the University of Evansville. He performs with Chamber Music Northwest, the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, and at Lincoln Center. He has been featured at IHS symposiums, on the faculty of the Tuckwell Institute, and across the country in chamber music performances. He can be heard on CDs as soloist in the music of Chopin, Schumann, and Walter Gieselking, with the Oregon Symphony horn section, and as hornist with the Westwood Woodwind Quintet. John is an adjunct faculty horn instructor at the University of Portland.

John’s first IHS performance was in 1972 at Indiana University. He has published several articles in The Horn Call, most notably a series on orchestra contract negotiations. He was honored with the Punto Award in 2020.

Jeroen Billiet

jeroen billietJeroen Billiet is passionate about horn playing, especially natural horn playing and the history of Belgian horn playing. He is currently solo horn with le Concert d’Astrée and les Talens Lyriques and a faculty member at Artesis-Plantijn Hogeschool-Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp and the Royal Conservatory School of Arts Ghent. He is also the IHS Area Representative for Belgium and was host of the 2019 IHS Symposium at the Royal Conservatory School of Arts Ghent.

Jeroen Billiet is passionate about horn playing, especially natural horn playing and the history of Belgian horn playing. He is currently solo horn with le Concert d’Astrée and les Talens Lyriques and a faculty member at Artesis-Plantijn Hogeschool-Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp and the Royal Conservatory School of Arts Ghent. He is also the IHS Area Representative for Belgium and was host of the 2019 IHS Symposium at the Royal Conservatory School of Arts Ghent.

Jeroen has special interest in historical performance practice. He was awarded the title Laureate of the Orpheus Institute with his dissertation “200 Years of the Belgian Horn School, a comprehensive study of the horn in Belgium, 1889-1960.” His doctoral research, “Brave Belgians of the Belle Époque,” focuses on the artistic aspects of the horn horn-playing tradition emerging from the Ghent Conservatory during that period.

Jeroen was born in Tielt, Belgium in 1977. He studied horn at the conservatories in Ghent and Brussels with Luc Bergé. He earned master’s degrees in both performance and education from the Brussels Conservatory in 2001 and entered post-graduate study at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent.

Jeroen has performed and toured with l’Orchestre des Champs Elysées, Concerto Köln, Anima Eterna Brugge, and Il Giardino Armonico. He was principal horn of les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble and of Insula Orchestra. He regularly performs with B’Rock Gent and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. He is a founding member of the Mengal Ensemble, which has released two CDs. He taught at music schools in Bruges and Tielt before taking up his current positions.

John Ericson

Ericson2011b2 255One of the most visible hornists today, John Ericson has wide-ranging experience as an orchestral player, soloist, and teacher. Co-founder of the online magazine Horn Matters, Ericson began his professional career with serving for six seasons as Third Horn in the Nashville Symphony. From there, he turned to full time teaching; first at the Crane School of Music (SUNY Potsdam) where he launched one of the first large horn websites Horn Articles Online. Since 2001 he has served on the faculty at Arizona State University, where he is Brass Area Coordinator. Besides teaching at Arizona State University, in recent years Ericson has served on the summer faculties of the Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Brevard Music Center. He has also performed as an extra with groups including the Indianapolis Symphony, the Phoenix Symphony, and the Rochester Philharmonic.

His publications are a reflection of his teaching. With his additional strong interest in all instruments of the middle brass, Ericson has print and online publications on topics as diverse as the mellophone and the Wagner tuba. His three solo CDs on the Summit label received critical acclaim: The Horn Call hailed Les Adeiux for “Fantastic playing…. The level of musicality, nuance and artistry is not to be missed” and called Canto a “Terrific collaboration between horn and piano.” Table for Three, also on the Summit label, of trios for horn, bass trombone, and tuba with his colleagues Douglas Yeo and Deanna Swoboda, was released in 2015. In addition, Ericson has made recordings with The Potsdam Brass Quintet and The Nashville Symphony, performed on the Grammy Award nominated Fourth World of Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai, and was a frequent recording artist in the studios in Nashville.

John received the Punto Award at the 50th IHS symposium at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

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