Saxophonist Kyle Horch is a graduate of Northwestern University in Chicago, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London; his teachers included Fredeick Hemke and Stephen Trier. Active in contemporary music since the beginning of his career, Kyle made his London recital debut on the Park Lane Group series at the Purcell Room in 1989, and he has been a regular BCMG player since 1991.
His two CD recordings on the Clarinet Classics label, ChamberSax and AngloSax, have received international praise from reviewers (“This is a stunning album” American Record Guide), as has the recent CD of his contemporary chamber music project, Flotilla, on the Big Shed Music label. He has also recorded as a soloist and chamber musician for the Music Chamber, Herald, and ABC Classics labels.
Apart from his own projects and BCMG work, Kyle has played as a freelance saxophonist with many British orchestras and other ensembles, including the CBSO, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, the chamber ensemble ‘Counterpoise’ and many others. Committed to music education in all its forms, Kyle is a frequent participant in BCMG outreach projects, and is saxophone professor at the Royal College of Music in London.
Kyle’s standout memories of playing with BCMG include the Invisible Cities concert in 2004, Mouth Feet Sound in 2006, and the premiere of Juste Janulyte’s Endings in 2007. All were real highlights in his musical life.