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Gareth Mollison


Gareth Mollison

Joined the LPO in 1986

 In 1986 Gareth Mollison realised his student ambition by becoming Second Horn of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Enthusiasm for the Orchestra continued through Gareth's years as a student at the Royal Academy of Music: 'Even as a kid I used to bunk off school to listen to the LPO in rehearsal.'

Orchestral appointments include two seasons as Co-Principal Horn of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet and English National Opera as Second Horn. Shortly after joining the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 1986 Gareth became a student at the College of Psychic Studies in South Kensington. He has also gained a BA in Applied Philosophy at Middlesex University.

Attempts to invent a boost to income saw patents for 'The Fat Trap' and 'The Music Business Game'. Gareth's much-copied 'International Cue Cards' – a collection of pictures to facilitate language-free communication in restaurants – was briefly marketed by Go Travel. More recent channelling of the creative drive has produced three feature-length screenplays, leading to a period of research and learning including online courses from UCLA on screenwriting. Now with a young daughter, Gareth is hoping to find time to write again.