Onyx Brass

Andrew Sutton

Andrew Sutton   (french horn)    Andrew began by playing the  tenor horn at his local brass band in Bristol aged 8 but shortly swapped to the french horn, studying at the Royal Academy of Music with Derek Taylor and Richard Watkins. Like the other members of the quintet, while at music college he was a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra.

On leaving the RAM, Andrew has led a varied career in music. As well as being a member of the English Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra of the English National Opera, he plays regularly with the Philharmonia, BBC, Royal Philharmonic, Royal Opera House, and London Symphony orchestras. With these groups he has worked with some of the worlds finest musicians and toured extensively around the globe. In addition to Onyx, he has performed with other chamber ensembles such as London Winds, the Haffner ensemble, the Wallace collection, and the Ensemble Modern of Frankfurt.  Andrew also plays an active role in the English Chamber Orchestra education project. Andrew is also a member of the group Campaign For Real Ale.