Horns Aloud is a prize-winning ensemble formed at Trinity College of Music in 2002 after a suggestion by the then horn professor, Jeff Bryant. Since winning the college’s Chamber Music Prize in 2003, the group has become fully professional and the founding three members - John Davy, Jamie Thomas and Marc Woodhurst - were joined by Jocelyn Lightfoot in 2005. The group has been committed to new music since its inception, performing new, original works for quartet by British composers in each programme. The ensemble has performed across the country at events such as the St. Endellion, Dartington and Windsor festivals. Most recently, Horns Aloud have performed in innovative afternoon-long performances for Colourscape. These collaborations with Martin Mayes include standard quartet repertoire, Alphorns and free improvisation techniques around and throughout the venue. The quartet have twice been short-listed as Park Lane Group selected artists, through which they played at the Barbican’s Mostly Mozart festival and were invited to perform at the Southbank at the close of the Park Lane Group's Young Artist Series in 2009. In October, the group will be playing Maxwell Davies’ Fanfare – Salute to Dennis Brain in the foyer of the Royal Festival Hall. This will be the opening fanfare to herald in a string quartet series in which the complete series of 10 Naxos Quartets will be played to celebrate the composer’s 75th birthday year. Horns Aloud are also very excited about their work with Cecilia McDowall on the premiere of her new work for Horn Quartet, Distance and Moon. Other projects include further concerts in the Midlands, a recording of works for horn by Gordon Carr and a tour to Turin next March.