David Horne

David Horne (born 12 December 1970) is a Scottish composer, pianist, and teacher. A resident composer with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic for four years, he has been awarded several commissions. His works have been performed by international caliber artists. As an award winning pianist, he has performed with leading British orchestras. He was born in Tillicoultry, near Stirling, in 1970. His father played piano (non professionally) and he started learning the piano at the age of seven. Early in his life his family moved to Norway, his mother’s native country. Aged eleven, he went to St Mary's Music School in Edinburgh to study piano with Audrey Innes and composition with Geoffrey King. In 1989 he moved to Philadelphia to study at the Curtis Institute, where he studied with Ned Rorem. He moved on to Harvard University, where he obtained a PhD in 1999 and became a visiting lecturer, still in his 20s. He has since returned to the United Kingdom and lives in Manchester, where he is a lecturer at the Royal Northern College of Music. In 2004 he led the New Music/New Media course for the Britten-Pears School.


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