Stephen Stirling is principal horn of the City of London Sinfonia, co-principal horn of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and is also a member of the Endymion Ensemble, Capricorn, and the Fibonacci Sequence. Stephen is a Professor of Horn at Trinity College London.
Stephen has made numerous concerto appearances with the Academy of London, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, Endymion Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, and the Orchestra da Camera. He has also performed numerous solo and chamber music recitals throughout the world.
His recording of all Mozart’s Horn Concertos, including the recently reconstructed ‘No. 5 in E-flat’, has been released by BMG on the Classic FM Full works label. He is accompanied by the City of London Sinfonia with whom he has also recorded the virtuosic Double Horn Concertos by Vivaldi.
He has taken part in many other critically acclaimed recordings, including Mozart’s entire output for wind ensemble with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and his second recording of the Brahms Horn Trio, with the Florestan Trio, released recently by Hyperion, to rave reviews and a Gramophone award nomination.