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David Bentley

David Bentley

Tutor in Baroque Horn

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

David studied the horn at the Guildhall School of Music with Anthony Halstead and Anthony Chidell. He has performed and recorded for all of the U.K.’s leading period orchestras and has been a member of the Academy of Ancient Music and the Hanover Band since 1997. In 2013 he recorded Bach’s Christmas Oratorio for Stephen Layton with the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment and has recorded Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no1 for Florilegium, the Academy of Ancient Music and the English Baroque Soloists. On the modern instrument he has played with many orchestras and ensembles including; the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, English National Opera Orchestra, B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He has also worked at the Royal National Theatre and on many West End productions. David lives in St Albans and teaches locally as well as at the Guildhall School of Music Junior Department and Birmingham Conservatoire.