Nicholas Korth is a composer with a passion for the magical world of natural harmony, the extraordinary sounds of overtone singing and lyrical and sesitive word setting. He is also one of Britain’s finest horn players. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife, violinist Deborah Schlenther and their two children Daniel and Rosa.
As a member of the London Conchord Ensemble he has had much of his music performed (notably in the USA and at the Wigmore Hall), recorded and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. He has worked closely with overtone singers Rollin Rachele and Paul Terrell, tenors James Gilchrist and Dan Norman and soprano Olivia Robinson.
Korth has an amazing ability in his compositions to weave the best of Western music idioms with the intricacies of overtone ratios creating a uniquely beautiful sound palate that haunts and exhilarates at the same time.
Rollin Rachele, overtone singer
Nicholas Korth, “subtlest of first horns”, has held the position of Co-principal Horn with the BBC Symphony Orchestra since 2000.
In this capacity he has performed in many ‘prom’ concerts at the Royal Albert Hall (including several first and last nights), toured throughout the world and been involved in countless radio and TV broadcasts.
He appears regularly as guest principal horn and soloist with many ensembles including the London Mozart Players, the Britten Sinfonia and the London Sinfonietta. He has performed with some of Britain’s leading classical musicians including violinist Tasmin Little and clarinetist Michael Collins.
He is also active on the London film session scene and has played on the soundtrack of many titles (including Harry Potter, the Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the Hobbit and Skyfall).