Anneke Scott (horn) is “rapidly emerging as one of the outstanding younger exponents of the natural horn”. Having begun her studies at The Royal Academy of Music, London she was awarded prestigious scholarships to further her study in France and Holland where she concentrated on the various aspects of period horns
Since her graduation from The Royal Academy of Music in 2000 she has been in demand with ensembles in the UK and continental Europe. She is principal horn of Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and The English Baroque Soloists, Harry Christopher’s The Orchestra of the Sixteen, Irish Baroque Orchestra (director Monica Hugget), Dunedin Consort and Players (director John Butt), and Avison Ensemble (director Pavlo Beznosuik). She has frequently guested as principal horn with The Australian Chamber Orchestra, The English Concert, Freiburg Baroque and The Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
For many years she has had a keen interest in chamber music which led to her becoming a founder member of The Etesian Ensemble. Through this ensemble she met the fortepianist Kathryn Cok with whom she formed a duo specialising in classical and romantic repertoire for horn and fortepiano. Kathryn and Anneke were selected as two of Making Music’s Concert Promoters Network Artists for 2008/2009 and toured Holland in 2009 as part of the Organisatie Oudemuziek Netwerk. Their debut disc of virtuosic music for natural horn and fortepiano from early nineteenth century Vienna is due to be released June 2011 by Challenge Classics.
An integral element of Anneke Scott’s career has been research. During 2005-2006 she undertook research at the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Early Music Performance where she currently teaches period horns. In 2005 she received the great privilege of being invited by The Bate Collection, Oxford to perform in concert on one of their magnificent original Hofmaster horns dating from the mid 18th century and in 2006 was interviewed by BBC TV for the BBC2 series The People’s Museumdiscussing the Hofmaster horns housed at Edinburgh University. In 2010 Anneke was awarded a Gerard Finzi Travel Scholarship to undertake research in Paris in the lead up to her recording of the Jacques-François Gallay Douze Grands Caprices on natural horn.
At the other end of the spectrum she has performed with the specialist contemporary music ensembleThe London Sinfonietta and can be heard on two albums with The Nigel Waddington Big Band.
In 2007 Anneke was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, an honour awarded to past students of the Academy who have distinguished themselves in the music profession and made a significant contribution to their field.