Roger Montgomery

You can hear Roger play Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings on Saturday 6th October at Stoke by Nayland.

This is Roger's first appearance at Roman River Festival.

Roger Montgomery is one of the most naturally talented musicians I have ever come across. He is principal horn at both the Royal Opera House and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, an amazing feat which no-one has ever achieved before. 

Roger Montgomery made his horn leap and dance with the agility of a violin. It was astounding to see him coax a vertiginous high note from his recalcitrant coil of brass tubing. The Telegraph

He has regularly performed the standard solo repertoire by Mozart, Haydn and Britten in the UK, Europe and Australia, also performing Weber’s Concertino on natural horn live on Finnish Radio and giving the 1st solo part in Schumann’s Konzertstück in the Barbican, Paris and the Lincoln Center, as well as recording the work for Deutsche Grammophon. Other recordings include solos by Telemann, Bach and Handel and a baroque horn solo on Ultra by German rock band The Inchtabokatables.

Roger studied at the University of York and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Anthony Halstead. As a founder member and conductor of Jane's Minstrels he has given many premieres and performed at leading festivals in the UK and in the USA, Scandinavia and Europe, directing four compact disc recordings for the NMC label among others and frequently broadcasting for the BBC. He has also directed Avanti!, BBC Singers, Endymion, Capricorn, Esbjerg Ensemble, Park Lane Group Ensemble, and Ondine.