Stephen Stirling


Stephen Stirling is one of England’s leading horn soloists. He has made numerous concerto appearances at the South Bank, the Barbican, on BBC Radio and TV, and is very well known as a chamber musician, being a member of many leading ensembles including Endymion, Capricorn, The Fibonacci Sequence, and also a popular guest at festivals. He was chosen to be the soloist at the inaugural concert of the new Cabot Hall in London's Docklands. Recent engagements have included concertos with Richard Hickox and The City of London Sinfonia on BBC Radio 3, solo appearances at the City of London Festival, Wigmore Hall, St Johns Smith Square, The Royal Festival Hall and throughout the United Kingdom.

Abroad Stephen has been soloist with Sir Neville Marriner and The Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe with Heinz Holliger and Ivan Fisher, the new National Symphony Orchestra in Malaysia and chamber musician on tours including the USA, Japan, South America, Mexico and all over Europe. (He recently gave the Nigerian premiere of the Brahms Horn Trio!) He is a regular participant at the International Musician’s Seminar, Prussia Cove.

Stephen was a founder-member of the CoE Wind Soloists with whom he recorded Mozart's entire chamber music for wind ensemble to great critical acclaim. He also devotes time to giving master-classes and coaching young and amateur musicians on chamber music courses in Norway and at the Dartington International Summer School. He is Professor of Horn at Trinity College, London.