Mark Phillips

Principal Third Horn

Mark has held the position of 3rd Horn in the CBSO for just over thirty years. He is also the horn player and Orchestra Manager of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG).

He studied at the Purcell School, the Royal College of Music Junior Department, the Royal Academy of Music and the National Centre for Orchestral Studies under teachers Douglas Moore, James Brown and Adrian Leaper.

Before joining the CBSO, Mark was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the European Community Youth Orchestra.

He enjoys getting involved in all aspects of the CBSO, having completed three stints as Chair of the Players' Committee as well as serving two terms as a Player Board member.

When he’s not involved in all things orchestral, Mark enjoys travelling and organising other people’s travel as well as his own!