(horn) has been performing on natural horn for twenty-five years. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a member of Amercian Bach Soloists and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Mr. Avril also performs with Portland Baroque Orchestra and Mercury Orchestra of Houston. He performs on both the Baroque and Classical horns, as well as early valve horn, and is a founding member of the San Francisco Classical Woodwind Quintet. He studied horn at Boston University and later at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. while playing in the Marine Band.