Pip Eastop, Horn player, Photographer, Trumpet player

Horn player, Photographer, Trumpet player



I'm delighted to announce that in January 2015 Hyperion Records will be releasing my recording of the four Mozart Horn Concertos and the Horn Quintet.

Pip Eastop (hand horn)
Anthony Halstead (conductor)
The Hanover Band
Eroica Quartet

The CD and digital downloads will be available for pre-order from September. I will be putting links here in due course.

Here is a mini-review by Hugh Seenan (former Principal Horn of the London Symphony Orchestra):

"Horn players and Mozart lovers are in for a treat in January 2015 when Hyperion Records release a brand new “historically informed” recording of the four horn concertos and horn quintet. I managed to persuade Pip Eastop (the soloist on the natural horn throughout) to let me have a listen to it before it is released. I have listened to many recordings of the Mozart horn concertos over the years but Pip’s new recording really made me smile. His technical mastery of the natural horn is breathtaking however it is the sheer musical inventiveness that makes this recording stand out in a crowded market. It has the ever eminent Tony Halstead conducting. Tony has crafted a brilliant new ending for the first movement of K417 (which Mozart didn’t finish) so it now has the perfect place for a cadenza. All of Pip’s cadenzas are remarkable in being highly chromatic, virtuosic and stylish. I’m sure this new release will become a “cult” recording"

about me

Pip Eastop is one of London’s finest hornplayers.
He has toured the world both as a soloist and with orchestras and ensembles of all types. His playing encompasses the widest range of styles including baroque and classical “historically informed” performance, contemporary art music, chamber music, symphonic, commercial sessions, jazz improvisation and free improvisation. He plays with all the major London orchestras as guest principal horn.
He has played on countless film scores, TV shows and recordings of rock and pop music.
He has been honoured with a Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Music and has given workshops and masterclasses at all the British music conservatoires. He has been professor of horn at both the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music, London.
His recent recording of Mozart’s four horn concerti and Quintet will be released in early 2015 on Hyperion Records.