Christopher Horn was an
exceptionally talented trumpet player, who died at the age of 25, having
suffered from depression. During his relatively short career, he played
with groups such as the London Sinfonietta, The Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra and the Philharmonia. Up until the time of his death Chris had
been working as guest principal trumpet with The City of Birmingham
Chris's passion for music was
heightened during two formative years as principal trumpet with The
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. During his time with the
orchestra, Chris co-founded a chamber ensemble - Onyx Brass.
Chris made many friends whilst
studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at the Royal
Academy of music, and whilst playing in the European Union Youth
Orchestra, Onyx Brass and the many other professional ensembles.
Tragically in July 1999, Chris
took his own life.