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Thomas Bettley



Professional includes (recent)

  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • London Musicians
  • Worthing Symphony Orchestra
  • Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra – inc. Principal
  • Orpheus Sinfonia – inc. Principal
  • London Firebird Orchestra – Principal
  • Sussex Symphony Orchestra – inc. Principal
  • Impact Opera – Principal
  • Kentish Opera – Principal
  • Maidstone Symphony Orchestra – Principal
  • Marylebone Camerata

Period instrument

  • Leeds Baroque
  • TrinityLaban Baroque Orchestra


  • Les Miserables, Lion King (West End) – Deputy
  • Lion King (UK Tour) – Deputy
  • Oliver (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield) – Deputy

Sessionsand TV work

  • Xenomania Records
  • XJM limited
  • TV programmes including Paul O'Grady show, Art Attack and Basil Brush


  • Mentor Scheme with City of London Sinfonia
  • TrinityLaban College of Music Symphony Orchestra – Principal
  • TrinityLaban College of Music Wren and Hawksmoor Ensembles
  • Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra – Principal
  • Sherborne Summer School of Music: Chamber, Symphony Orchestras – Principal
  • University of Leeds Chamber, Symphony, Opera Orchestras – Principal
  • Kent County Youth Orchestra – Principal


  • Thames Fanfare Brass
  • Thumb Ensemble (Birmingham)
  • Kentish Brass Ensemble
  • Gone with the Winds – Wind Quintet


  • Gliere Concerto for Horn in Bb – Sherborne Summer School of Music Symphony Orchestra, August 2014 and Maidstone Symphony Orchestra, December 2013
  • Strauss Horn Concerto no.1 – University of Leeds Symphony Orchestra, June 2010
  • Brahms Trio, August 2013 and May 2010
  • Schumann Konzertstuck Leeds (1st horn) 2009 and Kent (2nd horn) 2008
  • Recitals in London, Leeds and the South-East


  • The King’s School, Rochester – Teacher of Brass and Brass Ensembles
  • Co-author of Horn Sight-Reading with John Kember, published by Schott
  • LPO FUNharmonics ('have a go' sessions)
  • Benenden Summer School of Music for Kent Music – Horn Section Tutor
  • Maidstone Youth Music Society – Conductor and Tutor
  • Kent County Youth Orchestra and Wind Orchestra – Horn Section Tutor


  • TrinityLaban College of MusicLeverhulme Orchestral Scholarship for PGDip in Performance (2011-2012)
  • The University of Leeds BA (Hons) in Music – Major in Performance (2007-2010)
  • Kent Academy of Music (2003-2007)
  • Maidstone Grammar School (2000-2007)

Professors: Roger Montgomery, Dave Lee, Bob Ashworth

Masterclasses: Szabolcs Zempleni and Simon Rayner                          


  • David Lee
  • Roger Montgomery

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Horn, Baroque Horn, Natural Horn, Wagner Tuba