Ed Lockwood
Ed was born in Lichfield, Staffordshire and began playing the horn at the age of eleven as part of

the county music service. Sadly, this first attempt only lasted a few months before it was decided

that he should some extensive correction work on his teeth which lasted for several years. During

this time he took the easy option and played percussion in the local youth orchestras before

returning to the horn at the age of fifteen.

When he took the it up again he began studying with Nick Firth at Repton School and

under his inspiring tutelage quickly progressed gaining a number of places at music

college.

In 1991, he began his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music with Bob Ashworth

and natural horn lessons with Becky Goldberg and Roger Montgomery. Whilst still at

college, he began to work with the orchestras in the north west of England including the

Halle, BBC Philharmonic and Opera North. He left in 1995 with a distinction in his

performing diploma and the college horn prize.

Around this time, he made an audition tape for the natal philharmonic in Durban, South

Africa. Having forgotten about it, he was thrilled to receive a call saying that he should start

on the 5th January 1996. He spent two very happy years there, honing his orchestral skills

and learning repertoire before returning to England to continue his freelance work and

audition for other jobs.

One such job was the fifth horn position in the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Following a short trial he began working there full time and has continued to do so to this

day. He is always keen to work with other groups and has managed to play with many of

the country’s top ensembles.

Aside from a busy playing schedule, Ed is also a keen teacher and recently took on the

professor of horn position at the Royal Marines school of Music.