Martin Hobbs studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Mike Purton. In his final year of college he joined the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as Fifth Horn, moving to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra as Second Horn in 1991, and to the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 1996.
His chamber music highlights have been taking part in the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Wigmore Hall series and in particular performing all the wind music of Richard Strauss as well as Mozart’s Horn Quintet. Martin’s non-musical interests revolve around exercise: cycling in the summer, squash in the winter and something approximating running whilst on tour!
The summer also gives him a chance to get competitive on the croquet lawn and the table-tennis table at Glyndebourne.