Pip Eastop, Horn player, Photographer, Trumpet player

Horn player, Photographer, Trumpet player

Five weeks with the Liverpool Phil.

During the last five weeks it has been my great pleasure and privilege to work with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. The highlight of this patch of work was a trip to China where we played concerts in Shanghai and Beijing.

The photo above shows us, the horn section, making use of a suitable backdrop which we found somewhere in central in Shanghai. A handy man in a van handsigned that he would be happy to take a photo for us so I handed him my camera (which he used without getting out of his van) and then posed with the group, wondering if our photographer was about to drive off with my camera.

In the photo, from left to right: Myself, Chris Morley, Simon Griffiths, Andrew Maher, Tim Nicholson.

I’d like to say a huge thanks to all at RLPO for a very enjoyable patch of work  – and in particular to my hornplaying colleagues for being so welcoming and accommodating and supportive and encouraging – and for playing fantastically well at all times. Thank you so much, guys!

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