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Eastop, Pip (horn)
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Pip Eastop (horn)

Pip Eastop began playing the French Horn at the age of nine and studied at the Royal Academy of Music from the age of fourteen. He started his professional career at the age of eighteen in Antwerp as Principal Horn with the Flanders Philharmonic Orchestra. A year later he became Principal Horn with the London Sinfonietta and remained with them for eight years after which he left the music scene for a while to teach Alexander Technique.

Since returning to full-time performing in 1987 he has worked as a freelance horn player, performing with many of London’s orchestras and chamber ensembles and as a session musician in countless film scores and pop music recordings. Recently he has appeared as Guest Principal Horn with the following orchestras: The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

In 2001, in recognition of his contribution to the music profession, Pip was made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music. He has been a professor at the Royal Academy of Music and a Professor at the Royal College of Music since 1995.

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