Having started horn lessons with her mother aged eight, Angela Barnes went on to study at Chetham’s School of Music and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where she has recently been invited to return as Professor of Horn. During her final year of study she was offered the second horn position with the LSO, and upon joining in 2005 became the first female member of the brass section.
A keen chamber musician, Angela features in the second instalment of the Cala Records ‘London Horn Sound’ series and appears alongside tenor Allan Clayton in Britten’s Canticle Three, recorded for BBC Radio 3 as part of the New Generation Artists scheme. Solo appearances include Strauss’ Second Concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra as part of the BBC YMOTY 2002 Final, and as part of the solo quartet in Schumann’s Konzertstuck with the LSO. She is very much a cat person, currently besotted by her cross-eyed ginger tom, Eddie.