Ottawa Chamber Players
Guy Edrington has performed as a French Horn soloist with orchestras or played as a chamber musician, orchestral player and pit musician in the United States, Canada, Sweden and South America.
Currently he is the new horn instructor at Carleton University and French Hornist with the Ottawa Chamber Players performing chamber music and recitals as a soloist and with his trio, quartet Jazzical quartet of voice, horn, guitar and bass, a new woodwind quintet and my Maple Leaf Horn Quartet. He will be performing the Schuman Concertpiece for Four Horns with Orchestra next season and plays regularly as principal horn in New York,. In March he be performing the Harry Potter.
The quartet of voice, horn, guitar and bass just performed a sold out concert at performed in Montreal at Place des Arts.
Guy is active in musicals in Ottawa and have done many including Les Mesirables, Sweeny Todd, Mary Poppins, Little Mermaid, South Pacific and Ragtime. Will be doing Shrek in March.
Have been the hornist for the Pelegrini Opera productions here in Ottawa and last month the production of Pucinni’s Turandot as principal horn.
Previously I was the principal horn of the Thunder Bay Symphony for seven years, then moved to Toronto in 1987 where I was very active as a free lance player as well as principal horn for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Touring Orchestra, with tours of the United States, Canada and Europe, Was principal horn for Les Miserables at the Royal Alexandra Theatre for 2 years in Toronto and the hornist for the Shaw Festival. Was also featured in a Canadian CBC national French Horn recital broadcast.
Also was principal horn of the Shaw Festival, 3rd horn with the Canadian Opera, 3rd horn with the National Ballet of Canada, 3rd horn with the Esprit Orchestra, extra with the Toronto Symphony including Wagner Tuba, 3rd horn of the Ontario Place Pops, 3rd horn Windsor Symphony, 4th Horn with the Hamilton Philharmonic, the Hamilton Opera and first horn with Toronto Chamber Players.
I graduated from Florida State University then went to study with the horn soloist Froydis Ree Wekre in Oslo Norway then was in the masters program at the University of Southern Mississippi. In Toronto I did a special studies program at the University of Toronto and received my certification for the Musical, Performance and Communications program from the Royal Conservatory. This was a program to teach orchestral musicians how to better perform in any setting from school concerts, seniors or mental facilities.
I have taught horn at Lakehead Univserity in Thunder Bay and the Royal Conservatory in Toronto. In Ottawa I have started the Ottawa French Horn Club and we now have over 69 members and will be presenting a horn master class in March with the famous horn soloist Javier Bonet from Spain.