Johan Warburton - Horn
Johan Warburton Signature Mouthpiece
Inner Diameter: .670 (17mm)
Outer Diameter: .990 (25.2mm)
Bore: #16 (4.5mm)
Cup: Medium Shallow Bowl Contour
"My personal mouthpiece design gives the professional high horn player more security in the high range, while still maintaining a full sound in the low range. Taking inspiration from trumpet mouthpieces, the inner contour leans more towards a cup shape rather than the traditional funnel, making for solid partials and a very easy upper register."
Johan Warburton studied at Columbus State University under the tutelage of Jason Eklund and Anna Dodd, before departing for Europe to continue his education with American Horn Quartet founder David Johnson at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, where he received a Master’s Degree in Music Performance. During his time abroad he has been engaged with multiple ensembles and programs around Switzerland, including the CSI Philharmonic, Boswil Contemporary Ensemble, Lugano Chamber Orchestra, Berner Kammerorchester, and the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana. In February of 2018 he appeared alongside fellow Warburton Artist Hubertus Schmidt as a soloist with the Staatskapelle Halle in Germany. Not yet ready to return to the United States, he accepted a job with the instrument maker Cristian Bosc in Italy, where he learned the art of historical brass making, from sheet brass to finished instrument, as well as modern instrument construction and CNC machining. As of August of 2020, he brings those skills acquired abroad back home to the Warburton factory as part of our full time staff.