Essen Folkwang Hochshule
“Frank Lloyd is an English virtuoso horn player and teacher, Professor of Horn at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany and formerly professor of horn at both the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Trinity College of Music in London. Lloyd is renowned for his technical virtuosity, his musicality, and his willingness to share his expertise.
Among many memorable performances at IHS symposiums are Paganini Caprices (with David Pyatt) at Tallahassee in 1993, the Britten Serenade at Tuscaloosa in 20 05, and the Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor at several symposiums (2006-2008).
Frank was born in Cornwall in 1952 and began his musical career on the trombone in his school brass band at the age of 13. At 16, he left school to join the Royal Marine Band Service and was subsequently changed to the horn.
On leaving the Royal Marines in 1975, Frank went to study with Ifor James at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Soon after starting, however, he was offered the post of principal horn with the Scottish National Orchestra (now The Royal Scottish Orchestra), where he remained until 1979. He returned to London to take up a post with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with whom he played for three years, leaving to fulfill ever-increasing demands for his services as a soloist and chamber-music player, also joining the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Nash Ensemble and the English Chamber Orchestra as Principal Horn.
Frank has been on the faculty of the Guildhall School of Music, Trinity School of Music, Royal Northern College of Music and, since 1998, Professor for Horn at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany, following in the footsteps of the legendary Herman Baumann after Baumann’s early retirement. He has toured the world as a soloist, chamber musician, and clinician and has recorded much of the horn solo and chamber literature.
Frank has performed as a soloist throughout Europe and the United States as well as Canada, Japan, Taiwan, China and Australia. He has featured on numerous occasions at the International Horn Workshops in the United States, Japan, Europe and South Africa, and also tours Europe extensively giving master classes and performing both as soloist and with chamber groups. He was President of the International Horn Society 2006-2007 and was re-elected President in the summer of 2010/2011.
His mastery of unusual playing techniques can be heard clearly in Tico Tico on the London Horn Sound CD, and on several of the arrangements on the new, London Horn Sound 2 Jazz CD “”Give it one”.
As a soloist, chamber musician and professor, F. Llyod traveled the world, recording most of his solo horns and chamber music.
Frank is an Honorary Member of the British Horn Society and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music. He has served on the IHS Advisory Council (2000-2006) and as President (2004-2006). He was elected an Honorary Member in 2009.”