Prof. Frank Lloyd

Prof. Frank Lloyd was born into a non-musical family in Cornwall, UK. He took up the trombone in his school brass band at the age of thirteen. On leaving school at fifteen he joined the Royal Marines Band Service and subsequently changed to the French horn.

In 1975 he left the services to embark on a course at the Royal Academy of Music studying under Ifor James. Within three months however, he was offered the post of Principal Horn with the Royal Scottish Orchestra. After four and a half years in Scotland he returned to London and took up a post with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, remaining with them for three years.

By this time his career was taking a different direction as his demand as a soloist and Chamber player increased. Soon after leaving the RPO he joined the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, and the English Chamber Orchestra as Principal Horn and the Nash Ensemble Chamber Group. During this time he has performed as soloist as far afield as Winnipeg and Vancouver in Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Australia and all parts of the USA. He has been featured on several occasions at the International Horn Workshops in the USA, Japan and Europe. He tours Europe extensively, giving master classes, performing as a soloist, and as a member of groups such as German Brass, Ensemble Musica Villa.

As a teacher, Frank was for several years’ professor of Horn at both the Guildhall School of Music and Trinity School of Music in London. In 1998 he was appointed to the position of Professor for Horn at the Folkwang-Hochschule in Essen, Germany, taking over from the previous professor, the renowned Hermann Baumann on his retirement. Frank has several solo recordings on disc, including Strauss 1st with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Mozart’s Horn Quintet with the Nash Ensemble, together with other chamber works, and Britten’s Serenade with the City of London Sinfonia. He has recorded all of the Mozart Horn Concerti with Richard Hickox and the Northern Sinfonia Orchestra available on the Chandos label. His latest recording is another Britten Serenade, with Philip Langridge and the English Chamber Orchestra, recorded on the Collins Classics label. A much-acclaimed recital album, with Roger Vignoles is on the Merlin label. Frank has recently been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music (FRAM) in recognition of his achievements in the music profession.



Tutors through the years


Prof. Dmitri Bashkirov
Prof. Mincho Minchev
Anna Tomowa-Sintow
Prof. Henri Sigfridsson
Anna Vandi
Cesare Scarton
Santa Cecilia Opera Studio
Prof. Joaquín Clerch
Prof. Michael Roll
Prof. Mie Miki
Prof. Alexander Hülshoff
Prof. Jone Kaliunaite
Prof. Niek de Groot
Prof. Xenia Jankovic
Prof. Nahum Shtarkman
Prof. Catherine Vickers
Prof. Boris Bloch
Prof. Pierre Feit
Prof. Christian Rieger
Prof. Frank Lloyd
Tatiana Koleva
Prof. Manfred Lindner
Prof. Mikhail Voskresensky
Prof. Andras Adorjan
Prof. Robert Cohen

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