John Ryan

John Ryan - French Horn

Principal Horn of the London Philharmonic Orchestra


Principal horn of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, soloist and chamber musician, John has played on countless film soundtracks including Star Wars and Harry Potter.


John graduated from London’s Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2001, where he studied with Jeff Bryant and Richard Bissill. He was appointed Co-Principal Horn with the London Symphony Orchestra in the same year.


John has played as Guest Principal with the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and was appointed Principal Horn of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2009.


Performing as a soloist around the world, John performs both of Strauss’s horn concertos, the Mozart concertos and Britten’s Serenade for tenor, horn and strings.


He has recorded Mozart’s Second Horn Concerto on the Lyric label with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

As a chamber musician John has appeared as a featured artist at festivals around Europe and the USA and on many soundtracks as a session musician including playing the music of John Williams, James Horner, Howard Shore, Harry Gregson Williams and Alexandre Desplat.


Hear John play Mozart's horn concerto here 

John Ryan

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