Philip Munds

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Wind, Brass & Percussion
Philip Munds


A California native, Philip Munds attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, graduating in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. After graduation, he remained in the Bay area and played for the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Opera and Ballet Orchestras, the Berkeley Symphony and the Santa Cruz Symphony Orchestra.

In 1989 he moved east to play with the United States Air Force Band in Washington, DC. While playing Associate Principal Horn in the band, he also performed extensively with the Air Force Woodwind Quintet. In 1997, Mr. Munds left the service and filled the position of Assistant Principal Horn with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and in 2003, was appointed Principal Horn under Maestro Yuri Temirkanov.

In 2019 Philip left the BSO to accept the position of Section Principal Horn of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London. While in the UK Philip has performed as guest Principal horn with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Philip currently teaches horn at Guildhall School of Music & Drama.