david horne

composer. pianist. educator

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Different Ghosts for Clarinet Quintet (2022)

Commission funded by Ida Carroll Trust      


World premiere at Aldeburgh Festival, 9 June, 2023

Linda Merrick and the Kreutzer Quartet

Commercial recording forthcoming.


Castle Rock for Mixed Septet (2023)

Commission funded by St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh, January 2023

            World premiere of work in St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, 29 March, 2023

            Online premiere on YouTube  15 June, 2023



Brontė Songs for mezzo soprano and ensemble (2023)

            World premiere at Made in Manchester festival, 5 May, 2023

            London premiere at Wigmore Hall, 17 June, 2023


The Turn of the Tide (2006) 

Several recent European performances, including available online:


WDR Sinfonieorchester, Cologne 



BRSO, Munich



Lorraine National Opera Orchestra



Invited Keynote speaker at Perform_Live Festival, Dublin, March 2022 



Currently working on a monograph, Music in Contradiction, co-authored with Dr Simon Clarke. Planned for publication in 2024.