John Ryan

Performed Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 4 with the orchestra in November 2014

John graduated from London’s Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2001, where

he studied with Jeff Bryant and Richard Bissill. He was appointed Co-Principal

Horn with the London Symphony Orchestra in the same year. John has played as Guest Principal with the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and was appointed Principal Horn of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2009.


As a soloist John has performed both of Strauss’s horn concertos, the Mozart

concertos, and Britten’s Serenade for tenor, horn and strings. He has recorded

Mozart’s Second Horn Concerto on the Lyric label with the RTÉ Concert

Orchestra. As a chamber musician John has appeared as a featured artist at festivals around Europe and the USA. John has appeared on many soundtracks as a session musician playing the music of John Williams, James Horner, Howard Shore, Harry Gregson Williams and Alexandre Desplat amongst others.’

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