Have you ever heard of an orchestra made up entirely of hunting horns? Yesterday, hunting horn players from various corners of Europe came together to perform for the first time ever as part of the European Hunting Horn Ensemble. Their inaugural performance took place during the 67th General Assembly of the CIC in Budapest, Hungary.
This new ensemble is the brainchild of the Académie trompes et cors (ATC), established recently by France with the goal of bringing together hunting horn players in order to increase recognition of and celebrate hunting horn music. In addition to the French musicians, the ensemble included players from Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. The first ever joint musical performance of the ensemble was appropriately titled “Együtt,” which means “Together” in Hungarian.
This represents an incredible moment for hunting art and culture. It’s an important step in increasing the recognition of hunting horns as part of hunting culture in many parts of Europe.