Ernst Horn (born 1949 in Munich) is a German musician who played a crucial part in founding the bands Deine Lakaien, Qntal and Helium Vola.
Ernst Horn studied classical music in Munich, Freiburg and Hamburg and worked as a conductor in state theatres in Karlsruhe and Oldenburg. He was also a conductor and a pianist in the Bavarian State Theatre in Munich. In 1985 he gave up his career as a conductor so that he could devote himself fully to composing his own music. He also became a specialist on electronic music. He became famous through the band Deine Lakaien which he founded in 1985 with Alexander Veljanov; the popularity of this band has far exceeded the borders of the German speaking countries. He has also been successful with many other projects in which he took part - in addition to his activity in the bands Qntal and Helium Vola which play medieval music he composes and plays electronic music for dramas and radio plays.
Ernst Horn lives and works in Munich. Fellow Municher Rudy Ratzinger (Wumpscut) dedicated a song to him.