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Joel Ashford


BBC Symphony Orchestra - No. 3 Horn (2023-)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales - No. 4 Horn (2023-)
Ulster Orchestra - No. 2 Horn (2023-)
English National Opera - Sub-Principal Horn (2021-2022)

Professional Orchestral Experience
Aurora Orchestra
BBC Concert Orchestra
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
BBC Symphony Orchestra (inc. Principal)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Britten Sinfonia
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
English Chamber Orchestra
English National Ballet
English National Opera (inc. Principal)
John Wilson Orchestra
London Chamber Orchestra
London Concertante
London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
Manchester Camerata
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra (inc. Principal)
Philharmonia Orchestra
Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Sinfonia Cymru (Principal)
Ulster Orchestra

Commercial and Session Experience
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - UK and Ireland Tour (Principal chair holder 2023-24)
Dream Town Orchestra
My Fair Lady - London Coliseum 2022 (inc. Principal)
Les Misérables - West End deputy (inc. Principal)
Lion King – West End & UK Tour deputy
London Concert Orchestra - Raymond Gubbay
London Metropolitan Orchestra
Phantom of the Opera - West End deputy
Prince of Egypt - West End deputy (inc. Principal)
War Horse - Solo Horn (National Theatre)

Orchestral Training
Encuentro Santander
European Union Youth Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra Brass Academy
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (Principal Horn 2012-2014)

Royal College of Music, London - MPerf (Distinction) - Help Musicians UK Scholar.
Professors: Jeffrey Bryant, Simon Rayner, John Ryan, Kira Doherty, John Thurgood
RCM, London - BMus (Hons), 1st Class - ABRSM Scholar and RCM Foundation Scholar.
Mozarteum Salzburg, studying Konzertfach Horn - Erasmus+ Grant

Solo Performance
Mozart Horn Concerto 2
Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Waveney Sinfonia
Mozart Horn Concerto 4
Welsh Chamber Orchestra (2015 Beaumaris International Festival
Strauss Horn Concerto 1
North London Symphony Orchestra, Waveney Sinfonia
Strauss Horn Concerto 2
Brent Symphony Orchestra, Windsor & Maidenhead Symphony Orchestra
Glière Horn Concerto
Kensington Philharmonic Orchestra, RCM JD Symphony Orchestra

References available on request

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