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Jason Crouch

French Horn

A professional French horn player for 40 years, Jason studied at Trinity College of Music with John Burden and then at the National Centre for Orchestral studies with Julian Baker and Terry Johns.

Jason has a long and diverse career which includes playing with The Philharmonia Orchestra, The BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, The Northern Sinfonia, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Northern Radio Orchestra, Royal Opera House, Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, English National Opera. He has also performed in West End shows such as Cats, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Windy City, 42nd Street, Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera plus several plays at the National Theatre.

Jason has also taught at Dulwich College, Harrow, Kingsdale, St Martin in the Fields School with his most recent work directing the Southwark Children’s Brass Band.

Outside music, his hobbies include tennis and sailing in Rye. With four adult children all playing an array of instruments and looking after two cats and a tortoise, life is never dull or quiet for Jason!

Greatest Musical Inspiration

My Grandfather inspired me to start playing. The Choirmaster at St Mary’s Church, Rye was kind enough to purchase my first French horn.

 

Best Musical Advice

Practice makes permanent, not perfect. Quality, not quantity is key – don’t give up!

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