Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Music

Colin Honour


Colin Honour studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London with John Davies, Richard Addison and Anthony Pay. Whilst there, he performed many concertos and was awarded the coveted Geoffrey Hawkes Prize. Colin continued his studies at the National Centre for Orchestral Studies before embarking on a freelance career specializing in contemporary and experimental music.

In 1988, he was awarded the prestigious Kranichsteiner Musikpreis at the Darmstadt Contemporary Music Festival, for his solo and chamber music performances. He was subsequently invited to perform numerous world premieres and concertos.

Colin joined the Orchestra of Opera North as principal clarinet in 1989. He has appeared as soloist with the orchestra on many occasions and continues to enjoy a very busy career outside the orchestra as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher.

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