Originally from North Cornwall, Lynn Henderson started horn lessons with Jax Kershaw in 2004. She attended sixth form at Wells Cathedral School before starting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2015. Halfway through 4th year at RWCMD, Lynn is studying with Tim Thorpe and Jim Mildred as well as Anneke Scott on Natural Horn. Next year, she will be continuing her studies on a masters course at the Royal Academy of Music. Currently, Lynn spends time on placement with both the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, playing in the sections under conductors including Carlo Rizzi and Martyn Brabbins. At college, Lynn was runner up in last year’s Linda Mowat Solo Brass Competition. Having played
principal horn in all of the major ensembles at RWCMD, including in the opera orchestra for two separate runs and performing in the concert orchestra for Prince Charles’ birthday celebrations. A vast amount of her time is spent playing chamber music in numerous ensembles, including Blackweir Brass quintet, Weston Winds, winners of the 2017 Wind Plus Quintet Prize, and the Oskar Böhme Sextet, which in 2018 won both the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Prize and the McGrenery Interdepartmental Chamber Music Prize. In addition to more conventional concerts, Lynn is an artist for Live Music Now, providing performance outreach to those who wouldn’t otherwise have access to live music. Throughout the year, Lynn plays for the Young Musicians’ Symphony Orchestra, the Three Spires Orchestra and the St Endellion Festival Orchestra. Summer 2018 included playing principal horn for the London Sinfonietta Academy, an unparalleled opportunity for young contemporary performers, and a place in the Britten-Pears Young Artists Project Orchestra, playing Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet with Marin Alsop. She also performed a lunchtime recital in Truro Cathedral in July 2018, playing Mozart, Boulanger and Poulenc alongside accompanist Paul Comeau. In November 2018, Lynn was invited to perform as guest principal horn with the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka in their Masterworks concert, which included Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony.