Frank Lloyd took up the Trombone at the age of thirteen in his school band, and at 16 joined the Royal Marines Band Service, subsequently changing to the French Horn.He left the services in 1975 to embark on a course at the Royal Academy of Music studying under Ifor James. Within three months, Frank was appointed Principal Horn with the Scottish National Orchestra in Glasgow, Scotland.
After four and a half years he returned to London to take up the post of 3rd/1st horn with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1982 he left the RPO to embark on an increasingly demanding schedule as a soloist, member of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, the Nash Ensemble, and for many years as principal horn with the English Chamber Orchestra. This was all in addition to a busy schedule in the film music recording studios.
In 1998 he was appointed Professor for Horn at the Folkwang-Hochschule in Essen, Germany, as successor to the famous Hermann Baumann, where he is still active.
From 2004-2006 Frankwas President of the International Horn Society and has recently served a second, four year term. He has many recordings, including4 W.A.Mozart horn concerti with Richard Hickox and the Northern Sinfonia,Britten Serenade with Ian Partridge and the English Chamber Orchestra and tenor Martin Hill,Strauss’ 1st Concerto with the Tolga Kashif and the Philharmonia orchestra and a high acclaimed new solo CDentitled Frank Lloyd No Limits, featuring many pieces which have become synonymous with his playing style and virtuosity.
He travels extensively in Europe and around the world as a soloist, teacher, and chamber musician.