BBC mourns a principal hornmain
Tony Catterick of the British Horn Society has informed us of the death of Derek Taylor on January 1, at the age of 85.
Derek had a most distinguished career as a Principal Horn in Dublin, Scotland and finally 30 years in the BBC Symphony until 1994. He was Senior Professor of Horn at the Royal Northern College of Music and Senior Professor of Horn at The Royal Academy of Music, London. A man of great warmth, humour and strength of character, alongside his glorious talent at playing the horn. A much missed man and friend to many. Adored by his many successful pupils, fellow horn players and his devoted family.