The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse
Since 1998, The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse have captivated audiences with their stellar musicianship and comical repartee. They pride themselves in their ability to connect with the audience and break the traditional barrier between the performers and the listeners.
Over the years, the Hornsmen (yes, they are aware there is a lady among them) have performed throughout the U.S. in symphonies, college campuses, horn workshops, churches, arts festivals, public schools, public restrooms, parking lots and highway rest areas. They have been selected as guest artists at several International Horn Symposiums and in March of 2015, they made their European debut with residencies at the Chopin Conservatory in Warsaw, Poland and the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland.
Aside from their numerous awards and honors, the group is best known for their unique live performances. Concerts balance traditional quartet repertoire and music that can only be described as “theatrical horn stunts”. They also continue to expand the horn quartet literature with newly commissioned works.
The Hornsmen not only entertain, but also educate. Regular tours are not just performances but include masterclasses, individual lessons and side-by-side performing with students. Their “laid-back” and approachable style allows horn players of all ages and abilities a great opportunity to learn from some of the best in the field.