Ted Chance

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Edward Chance, B. MUS., L.R.A.M.

Ted Chance was born in St Albans, England, started piano lessons at the age of seven and began playing the euphonium in the St Albans Salvation Army Junior Band at the age of nine.  He attended The St Albans Boys' Grammar School (now Verulam) and The Watford School Of Music.  At the age of 15 he won the National Junior Harmonica Championship.
Ted playing the French horn

     Graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree from Nottingham University, he was awarded a Vaughan Williams Trust Scholarship to study French Horn with Ifor James at the Royal Academy Of Music, where he won the Ella Mary Jacob Prize and the Musicians' Union Award.  After a year in Bristol as co-principal horn with the BBC Training Orchestra, he began working in London's thriving freelance scene with many of the symphony, opera and chamber orchestras, especially the Royal Philharmonic and the Philharmonia Orchestra, with whom he travelled extensively around Europe, United States and Japan.  He was appointed principal horn of both the Orchestra Of St John's Smith Square and the English Sinfonia with whom he also appeared as soloist. Working in the studio with the National Philharmonic Orchestra, he played on the recordings of many film scores, including several by Jerry Goldsmith and Henry Mancini, and on various television shows, rock albums and videos.
He now combines a busy and varied concert schedule with writing, arranging, teaching and coaching on orchestral and chamber music courses.
Artists and Orchestras Performed With - Film Scores Played On