| About Ted | | |
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
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.
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