Elise Campbell is a London based graduate of the Royal Academy of Music who has recently been appointed the third horn of Scottish Opera. In addition, Elise is on trial for the Principal Horn Position in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Fifth Horn position at the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Second Horn position at BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the second horn position in Northern Ballet. She completed a Master of Arts programme with distinction at the Academy, having previously graduated with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Music Degree. Whilst studying, she learnt with a full scholarship under Richard Watkins, Michael Thompson, Martin Owen, Roger Montgomery, and more recently Katy Woolley. Prior to this she was at the Junior Academy, learning with Simon de Souza.
Prior to her appointment with Scottish Opera, she has been freelancing with some of the major London and UK orchestras and ensembles across the past four years. These include the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, Opera North, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Nash Ensemble, London Winds. Elise has played Guest Principal Horn with the Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra, and performed the rondo from Mozart’s 4th Horn Concerto with Manchester Camerata. She has also depped on the touring show of ‘the Lion King’ and can be heard on various commercial film and session soundtracks. Elise is a founding member of the brass quintet Total Brass.