Brian Lynn

Brian Lynn was born in Hornchurch, Essex, in 1954. At the age of five he took up the violin entering the Junior Royal Academy of Music at the age of 11. Brian switched to trombone and achieved his LRAM at the early age of 17. He was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for three years and after finishing a three year course on bass trombone at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, studying under Dennis Wick and Peter Gane, he worked for Scottish Opera, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Kent Opera and English National Opera, also freelancing mainly with London orchestras and West End musicals. For three years Brian played in the Abba/Tim Rice musical, Chess. He also played for Taverners Trombone Ensemble, writing and arranging music. Brian continues to write and arrange for brass, choir and orchestra, much published by Warwick Music. In addition to his professional work, Brian has been singing with the Royal School of Church Music since he was seven, is a founder member of SongCycle and conducts and arranges music for the Orchestra of St. Thomas, Brentwood. Since retiring from professional playing, Brian is a member of the British Chauffeur’s Guild and is Speciality Cheese Coordinator at Calcott Hall Farm.