• Born 1962
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Richard Watkins is one of the most sought-after horn players of his day. He was Principal Horn of the Philharmonia Orchestra for twelve years, and is currently a member of the Nash Ensemble. Watkins was a founder member of London Winds. He holds the Dennis Brain Chair of Horn Playing at the Royal Academy of Music, where he is a Fellow. Dedicated to promoting contemporary music for the horn, Richard Watkins has given premieres of concertos by Maxwell-Davies, Osborne, Lindberg, Muldowney, Lefanu, and Colin and David Matthews.