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Michael Gibbs


Freelance orchestral, chamber, and opera musician, with extensive experience in live broadcast, studio recordings, musicals, education work and private teaching.

Professional Orchestral Work
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • English National Opera
  • Opera North
  • Welsh National Opera
  • English Symphony Orchestra (inc. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th horns)
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Orpheus Sinfonia
  • Wexford Festival Opera, Ireland
  • London Concert Orchestra (Raymond Gubbay Ltd.)
  • Birmingham Royal Ballet
  • Northern Ballet
  • Bath Philharmonia
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • The Lion King - UK tour (dep)
  • Les Miserables - UK tour (dep)

TV/Film Sessions
  • Songs of Praise, BBC TV, 2022
  • Frozen Planet II soundtrack recording, BBC, 2022
  • Spy in the Oceans soundtrack recording, BBC, 2022
  • Novello Orchestra, live to film tours – Muppet Christmas Carol, Star Wars, Toy Story
  • His Dark Materials soundtrack recording, BBC, 2019

Orchestral Training
  • LPO Foyle Future First Scheme – Horn, 2017-18
  • Sit-in performances – Phantom (Her Majesty’s Theatre); Wicked, Beauty and the Beast (UK tours)

  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, 2014-2016: MA Orchestral Performance (Merit)
  • University of Leeds, 2010-2014: BA (Hons) History & French (2:1)
  • Conservatoire de Strasbourg: one-year performance course

Education Work/Teaching
  • Teacher of French horn, Wellington School, and of Brass, Bristol Beacon
  • Artist on ‘Live Music Now!’ scheme in South Wales – education projects in care homes and schools.
  • RWCMD Junior Conservatoire – deputy tutor (2019-onwards)

Chamber Music
  • Victoria Salon Band – versatile 5-piece ensemble formed during Covid lockdown and performing free, socially-distanced concerts and opera galas in Cardiff. 
  • Toot Suite Horns – horn ensemble performing recitals, education projects.

Other Qualifications
  • Counselling Skills, Level 2 (Cardiff and Vale College)

  • Meilyr Hughes (BBCNOW, 2nd Horn)
  • Ed Griffiths (WNO, Co-Principal Horn)

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Horn, Remote Recording