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ALBERTO NEGRONI was born in Bologna and got his diploma there, studied with Gino Siviero. Further studies were with Harold Gomberg and Lothar Koch. He also studied chamber music with Milan Turkovic. He began his orchestral career when he was still very young playing Principal Oboe in the Teatro Comunale in Bologna and in the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese. In 1985, chosen by Riccardo Muti, he became Principal Oboe at the Scala and in the Scala Philharmonic. Many conductors have recognised the quality of his playing including, among others, Carlo Maria Giulini,Carlo Abbado, George Solti, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Lorin Maazel, Seiji Ozawa, Gary Bertini, Giuseppe Sinopoli. In 1996 he left the Scala and won the post of Principal Oboe in the Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale. Zubin Mehta was his mentor and great admirer of his playing. He has performed as a soloist in the most famous concert halls: Royal Albert Hall, The Scala, Carnegie Hall. In 2008, invited by Mehta himself he went on tour with the Israeli Philharmonic.
He still continues playing with both the Scala orchestra and the Scala
Philharmonic. He has recorded for Sony, EMI and Philips.
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Born in 1979, Alexandre Gattet starts studying oboe when he is 7, at the School of Music in Albi, France. He is awarded the first prize at the Conservatory of Toulouse and enters the National Superior Conservatory for Music in Paris, learning with Jean-Louis Capezzali, David Walter and Jacques Tys, again winning first prizes in oboe and chamber music in 1998 and 1999. Alexandre is semifinalist in the International Copetition of Geneva in 1998 and laureat of the European Competition of the Lion’s Club in Zürich in 1997 as well as prizewinner of the Gillet Competition the same year ! He is awarded the first prize during the International Competition of Tokyo. In 1999-2000, he substitutes to the oboe soloist of the Philharmonic orchestra of Nice and is appointed principal oboe in the Orchestra of Paris since 2000.
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Born in Nantes October 6, 1988, Alexandre starts studying harpsichord at the CNR in Nice.
At the age of 7, he begins to play oboe in the class of his father, Eric MEGE and finishes his course with honors. He is subsequently admitted at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon in 2006 inJean-Louis Capezzali’s (Oboe soloist of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France) and Jérôme Guichard’s (Oboe soloist of the Orchestre National de Lyon) class where he graduates cum laude unanimously in June 2010.
Alexandre wins the first prize of the UFAM competition and, in 2009, is finalist and winner of the “9th international music competition of Sony Music Foundation” in Tokyo Karuizawa and semi-finalist in2010 inthe International Music Competition of Geneva.
Following these international beginnings, Alexandre is invited to perform a recital in the show “La cour des grands” presented by Gaëlle Le Gallic in the studios of Radio France, rebroadcasted on France Musique. He is also interested in baroque and contemporary music, taking part in various music festivals as well as in the Manca festival.
Oboe soloist in the orchestra of the conservatory laureats since June 2010, he is also known to play with major orchestras such as the Orchestre National de Lyon, the orchestra Pays de la Loire (recording of Ravel Sheherazade with Véronique Gens under the direction of John Axelrod), the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he toured in Shanghai (2010).
Originally from Switzerland, Alexandre Oguey has been Principal Cor Anglais in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra since 1997.
He is the winner of several competitions including the French Swiss Radio “Bourse des jeunes interprètes”, the Migro Chamber Music competition and the Martigny International Chamber Music competition.
Alexandre is an active chamber musician and was a founding member of the New Sydney Wind Quintet for 9 years. He has also performed regularly in Australia with the Australia Ensemble and throughout Europe with the prize-winning Wildwind quintet and other Swissbased chamber Ensembles.
Before moving to Australia, Alexandre Oguey was Associate Principal Oboe in the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra from 1990 to 1997, and in 2006 he was invited to play principal cor anglais in the World Philharmonic Orchestra in Paris.
Alexandre has been lecturer in oboe at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for the last 17 years, and has been dedicating a lot to his passion of arranging of great music not originally written for the oboe or the cor anglais. His album “Pastoral Fables” with pianist Neal Peres Da Costa of romantic repertoire that he arranged for the cor anglais is available on ABC Classics.
“Cor anglais soloist Alex Oguey drew an infinitely fluid, warm bloom from his instrument, as if singing straight from the soul, leaving not a dry eye in the house.” Sydney Morning Herald, October 4, 2003
Alexei Ogrintchouk is one of the most outstanding oboists performing today. A graduate of the Gnessin School of Music and the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied with Maurice Bourgue, Jacques Tys and Jean-Louis Capezzali, he combines astounding technique with virtuosity and lyricism.
Originally from Moscow, Alexei was already performing all over Russia, Europe and Japan from the age of 13. He is the winner of a number of international competitions including the prestigious CIEM International Competition in Geneva at the age of 19. He was also the winner of the European Juventus Prize in 1999, two “Victoires de la Musique Classique” Prizes in France in 2002, the Triumph Prize in Russia in 2005 and Borletti Buitini Trust Award winner in 2007. He has been part of the prestigious Rising Stars and BBC New Generation Artists Programmes.
Since August 2005 Alexei Ogrintchouk has been first solo oboist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam with Mariss Jansons. Until then he held the same post at the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra with Valery Gergiev – a position which he secured at the age of 20.
Alexei Ogrintchouk manages to combine orchestral playing with his ever-increasing solo engagements. A charismatic and technically brilliant soloist, he has performed concertos under the baton of conductors such as Mariss Jansons, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Seiji Ozawa, Fabio Luisi, Kent Nagano, Michel Plasson, Sir Andrew Davis, Roman Kofman, Daniel Harding, Jiri Belohlavek, Stephan Deneve, Lothar Zagrosek, Jaap van Zweden, John Neschling, Andris Nelsons, Susanna Malkki, Walter Weller, Ion Marin, Lu Jia, Gianandrea Noseda, Hubert Soudant, Martyn Brabbins, Thomas Sanderling, Kees Bakels, Enrique Mazzola and with the world’s greatest orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestras of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theatres, Orchestre de l’Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, all the Orchestras of the BBC, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Kontzerthausorchester Berlin, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo, National Orchestra of Belgium, Beethovenhalle Orchestra Bonn, Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife, Basel Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic, MAV Orchestra Budapest, Dutch Radio Kamer Philharmonie, Sinfonia Varsovia, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Moscow Virtuosi, KREMERata Baltica, Moscow Soloists, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Orchestre d’Auvergne, Europa Galante, Koln Sinfonietta, New European Strings as well as the Concertgebouw, Munich, Stuttgart, Mito, Prague, UBS Verbier and Swedish Chamber Orchestras.
As a recitalist and chamber musician he is much in demand and has performed throughout the world including in Theatre du Chatelet, Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Cite de la Musique, Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Musikverein in Vienna, Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New-York, Auditorium in Tel Aviv, Suntory Hall in Tokyo… He is also a frequent guest at festivals such as BBC PROMS, MIDEM, Colmar, Lockenhaus, Verbier, Luzern, Berliner Festspiele, Santa Cecilia, Cortona, Edinburgh Internation Festival, City of London Festival and the White Nights, Crescendo, Svyatoslav Richter December Nights and Easter Festival in Russia.
His chamber music partners have included Gidon Kremer, Radu Lupu, Thomas Quasthoff, Misha Maisky, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Maurice Bourgue, Sarah Chang, Tabea Zimmermann, Nikolai Znaider, Valery Affanasiev, Julian Rachlin, Leif Ove Andsnes, Fabio Biondi, Alexander Lonquich, Dmitri Sitkovetsky and Sergio Azzolini as well as Belcea, Eben, Sine Nomine and Tokyo string quartets.
Alexei Ogrintchouk is named successor of Maurice Bourgue as oboe professor at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve from September 2011. He also has been a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London since 2001, professor at the Musikene in San Sebastian since 2009 and at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague since 2010. He is giving a number of masterclasses such as Pablo Casals Chamber Music Academy in Prades, Mahler Academy in Ferrara, Cursos de Verano in Bilbao, Academie Musicale de Villecroze or Weimar International Master Class.
His first CD with the works by Schumann was released on Harmonia Mundi “Nouveau musicians” Series to exceptional reviews. His discography includes the world premiere of the slow movement of Beethoven oboe concerto (Raptus classics), music by Britten (Record One), Skalkotas (Bis Records), Mozart Oboe Concerto with the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra (PentaTone Classics). He also recently released Bach Oboe Concertos with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra (Bis Records).
Allan Vogel, oboe, is one of America’s leading wind soloists and chamber musicians.
Hailed as “an aristocrat of his instrument”, an oboe virtuoso with few equals and “undoubtly one of the few world masters”, he is principal oboist of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and has appeared as soloist with orchestras throughout the world (Berlin Philharmonic, Japan..).
In January 2017, Armel DESCOTTE was appointed Principal Oboist of the Milan Scala Orchestra, under the direction of Riccardo Chailly, and was also invited to join the Filarmonica della Scala, after having held the position of Principal Oboist of the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Marseille since 2006.
He was awarded 1st prize with distinction from the CNSM of Paris in Jacques Tys’ class and following studied baroque oboe with Marcel Ponseele and chamber music in the classes of Maurice Bourgue and David Walter (wins 1st prize unanimously with conmpliments from the jury) in chamber music with the Initium ensemble).
With the support of the Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris, he is invited by many chamber music festivals to work with renowned artists, and regularly participates in Jean-François Zygel’s programs (La Boite à Musique, Théâtre du Châtelet).
His recordings of the complete chamber music works for wind instruments by George Onslow (Timpani, 2011), Charles Koechlin (2012), André Caplet (2013), Jacques Ibert (2014) and Reynaldo Hahn (2015) have been unanimously acclaimed by critics (“Choc” Classica, 5* Diapason, Diapason d’or and selected best recording 2015 by the New York Times….), as well as his CD recording dedicated to chamber music for wind instruments by (and with) Thierry ESCAICH (published by Indesens).
He also accepts an invitation to accompany the Prague Chamber Orchestra during the Young Prague International Music Festival in the landmark Rudolfinum (Dvořák Hall), and is frequently invited to play in many of the worlds’ most prestigious orchestras such as the Orchestre national de France, the Mito Chamber Orchestra (Japan), the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, the Orchestre philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, the Opéra national de Lyon, the Orchestre de la communauté de Valencia (Spain), the SWR Sinfonieorchester de Stuttgart, the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre de la Scala de Milan, the Filarmonica della Scala. He has performed under the direction of Lorin Maazel, Seiji Ozawa, Valery Gergiev, Riccardo Chailly ,Daniele Gatti, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Myung-Whun Chung, Franz Welzer-Möst, Christophe Eschenbach, Tugan Sokhiev, Mikko Franck, Kent Nagano.
In February 2017, he was appointed professor at the IESM in Aix-en-Provence and also teaches at the Accademia Teatro Alla Scala.
Armel Descotte plays a Marigaux M2 oboe.
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Baptiste Gibier is born in 1980, he starts playing oboe in 1988 in the class of Alain Protin in the ENM of Aulnay-Sous-Bois where he obtains brillantly a first prize for improvement in 1996. He enters afterward the CNSMD of Paris at the age of 15 and wins the 1st prize summa cum laude in 1999 while attending the classes of David Walter, Jean-Louis Capezzali and Jacques Tys.
Winner of the Grand Prix of the foundation of France in 2001, he joins ‘CarpeDiem’ and becomes an oboe professor at the Berlioz Academy from 2001 to 2003.
He completes his experience in several famous orchestras (Opéra National de Paris, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Orchestre Symphonique de Shanghai…).
Baptist Gibier is today oboe soloist of the National Orchestra of Lille and oboe professor at the Pôle Supérieur Nord-Pas de Calais au CRR of Lille.
Additionnally to his orchestra activities, his passion for chamber music makes him join different very well known groups such as the wind quintet ArteCombo and Arsnova.
Prize-winner of the International Wind Quintet Competition in Marseille in 2011 with ArteCombo, he plays regularly in Europe and Asia where he helds masterclasses.
Baptiste Gibier recorded ‘Carnet de route’ (hybrid’Music) with ArteCombo, with creations of Marko Tajcevic, Jean Francaix, Béchara El Koury, Tomoyuki Hisatome and Jean-Philipe
Calvin, as well as ‘Caravan Gazelle’ musical tale, with the cooperation of the narrator Julie Martigny, text written by Florence Prior and music from Olivier Calmel.
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Bertrand Grenat studied laws, oboe and musicology and also entered the National Superior Conservatory of Paris. He is awarded the first prize in 1974, holds the position of English Horn soloist in the Orchestra of Lyon during the season 1975-1976 and joins the National Orchestra of France
in 1976. His musical activities are split between recitals (with organ and piano), Chamber Music, teaching at the Music School of Meudon as well as various masterclasses.
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Carlo Romano was born in Rome in 1954 where he began studying the piano at the age of 7 and was a member of the “Saint Peter’s in the Vaticans” Choir under the direction of Armando Renzi. After studying the oboe in the prestigious school of Giuseppe Tomassini (the former principal oboe of the Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia” until 1972), and obtaining a scholarship for master classes held by M° Franco Ferrara at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, he gained experience with the major symphonic repertoire.
In 1977, Carlo Romano won the position for first oboe in the “Carlo Felice” Opera Orchestra in Genua where he remained until 1978 when he became the First Soloist Oboe in the “Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI di Roma”. He currently holds the same position in the “Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI” in Turin, the Orchestra that was formed after unifying the Italian Radio Orchestras in 1994. He has also collaborated with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome and the “Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra” in Florence.
Carlo Romano has been invited to participate in many festivals as a soloist and in chamber music groups both in Italy and abroad (Japan, France, Switzerland, Germany, England, Spain, Holland, Belgium and South America) gaining such critical acclaim to be considered one of the major Italian oboists. He is currently member of several chamber groups, including “Il Quintetto di Roma”, the Roma Sinfonietta, as well as several chamber formations within the “Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI” and has also collaborated with the prestigious “I Virtuosi di Roma” conducted by Renato Fasano.
With a consolidated repertoire spanning from the Classical to the Contemporary, Carlo Romano has performed the debut of many pieces dedicated to him by present-day composers. He has recorded for EDI-PAN, RCA, Forum, Cam, RAI, Radio-France, Radio Vaticana, Spanish TV and numerous radio and television recordings, even more CDs with Mozart & Strauss Oboe Concerti, and Chamber Music with various “Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI” ensembles published by Videoradio. His latest recording is a “Maag Collection” CD, concerning a live recording of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante.
With “Orchestra della Rai di Roma” and the Orchestra Nazionale della Rai in Turin, he has performed several of the most important works of the oboe repertoire including concertos by Bach, Marcello, Salieri, Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart, Strauss, Maderna, Arcà and D’Amico, and has collaborated with many well-known orchestral conductors such as Giulini, Maazel, Böhm, Sawallish, Sinopoli, Prêtre, Muti, R. F. de Burgos, Inbal, Gergiev, M. W. Chung, Matacic, Marriner, Dutoit, Mehta, Gardiner, etc.
In 1991, in the bicentenaire of Mozart’s death, Carlo Romano was invited to perform the oboe concerto Kv314 and the Sinfonia Concertante Kv 297b on a tour with the Chamber Orchestra of the State Opera of Munich. In addition to his solo career, Carlo Romano is also a dedicated teacher, having taught at the L’Aquila Conservatory and in courses and Master Classes at the “Scuola di Alto Perfezionamento di Saluzzo”, “Accademia O. Respighi” of Assisi, “Accademia Pescarese”, “Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto”, courses at Palmi and Lanciano and at the festival “Musica de Verão” in Brasil. He has recorded for film scores, working with internationally well-known composers such Ennio Morricone, with whom he has collaborated for more than 25 years. Carlo Romano participates regularly in juries for National and International contests and auditions for his instrument and chamber music.
Born in Lille in 1984, Céline Moinet studied the oboe and chamber music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris with David Walter and Maurice Bourgue. In 2006, she was awarded a Premier Prix in both disciplines. She also studied the Baroque oboe with Marcel Ponseele and Xenia Löffler.
In 2004 and 2005, she completed her orchestral training as a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester under the direction of Claudio Abbado.
In 2006, Céline was appointed principal oboe of the Nationaltheater-Orchester Mannheim. Since June 2008, she has occupied the same position with the celebrated Staatskapelle Dresden. In the autumn of 2011, she was invited by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra to appear on an extended tour of Asia and Australia. Céline has appeared as guest principal with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and leading German orchestras such as the NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the SWR Radiosinfonieorchester Stuttgart, the Philharmoniker Hamburg, and the orchestra of the Frankfurt Opera.
Céline Moinet appears regularly in solo and chamber repertoire. She has performed the major oboe concertos with the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Prague Philharmonia, the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra, the New Japan Philharmonic, the Kammerorchester Basel, and the Dresdner Kapellsolisten. Her chamber-music partners include Christoph Eschenbach, Matthias Goerne and Andreas Haefliger.
Her first solo CD was released in 2012 by harmonia mundi and was awarded 5 stars by Diapason. Her new CD with harpist Sarah Christ will be released in winter 2013.
Since April 2008, Céline Moinet has taught at the “Hochschule für Musik Carl-Maria von Weber” in Dresden and at the invitation of Fabio Luisi, she has given recitals and masterclasses at the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo.
Céline Moinet plays an oboe and english horn made by Marigaux, Paris.
Website : http://celinemoinet.com/
Chi-Yuen Bobby Cheng
Born in Hong Kong, Chi-Yuen Cheng starts learning the oboe at the age of 8 under the tutelage of Song-Lam YIU. He then enrolled into the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in the class of YIU, where he obtained his Bachelor Degree with “First Class Honours”. In 2014, he integrated to the Master Program at the CNSM of Lyon in the class of Jean-Louis CAPEZZALI and Jérôme GUICHARD, and obtained his master with the mention, “Très bien avec félicitations du jury à l’unanimité”. He has performed in masterclasses for artists including Gordon Hunt, Christian Schmitt, François Leleux, Thomas Indermühle, Ramon Ortega Quero ainsi que Maurice Bourgue. He has also attended lessons with Jacques Tys, David Walter and Sebastien Giot.
During his studies, Chi-Yuen has participated in numerous local and international music competitions. His prizes include: 1st prize at the Fifth “Giuseppe Ferlendis” International Oboe Competition, Italy (2012); 1st prize in the Wind Concerto Competition at the Aspen Music Festival and School, USA (2012); 2nd prize at the41st International Double Reed Society Oboe Competition, USA (2012); 2nd prize at the 9th Beijing Conservatory of Music Winds/Chamber Competition (Oboe Category), China (2011) and a 1st prize at the1st International Asian Double Reed Association Oboe Competition, Thailand (2011).
As a soloist, he has performed with Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra, Korean Chamber Orchestra, as well as l’Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. In 2018, he performed “Extase”, the concerto for Oboe by Qigang CHEN, at the National Centre for the Performing Arts at Beijing, upon an invitation by the composer himself. He has also given performances throughout Europe, the USA and in Asia. In 2016, Chi-Yuen has been appointed unanimously as the Principal Oboe of l’Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. He appears regularly as guest prinicpal oboe at the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre National de Montpellier, Sinfonia of London, BBC Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre National de France, as well as London Symphony Orchestra.
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Born in Paris in 1960, Christophe Grindel studied music since he was 5 years old !
He was very young when awarded by the Rouen CNR and joint the CNSMP in 1978 where he will be granted once again three years later.
From 1981 – 1985, Christophe Grindel performs with the Orchestre National de France, directed by Léonard Bernstein, Lorin Maazel, Pierre Boulez, Charles Dutoit, Seiji Ozawa…he also regularly plays as a guest in the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Paris and the Ensemble Intercontemporain.
While being oboe soloist in the Orchestre Cannes- Provence- Côte d’Azur in 1985, he is nominated as English Horn soloist / 1st oboe soloist in the l’Orchestre de l’Opéra de Paris.
Since then, his soloist career made of many various concerts in Paris and all over the France, allowed to browse the entire baroque and classical repertory for oboe, oboe d’amore and english horn.
Claire Brazeau is the principal oboist of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. She is recognized as one of the leading American oboists of her generation. This season she performs concertos by Martinu, Strauss, Mozart, and Bach in the United States and Europe. An omnivorous musician, Claire’s musical endeavors range from period instrument performances with the Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra to world premieres with new music collective Wild Up, of which she is a member. In addition to her concert season, she is an active studio musician who has recorded for several film and TV soundtracks. Claire was an awarded finalist in the International Gillet-Fox Oboe Competition. She has appeared as guest principal with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Lucerne Festival Alumni Orchestra, and the Phoenix Symphony.
In 2016, Claire was appointed to the oboe faculty of the Bob Cole Conservatory at California State University Long Beach. Deeply committed to music education, Claire frequently serves as guest clinician at numerous academic institutions. She is also a faculty member at the YOLA National Festival, a full-scholarship summer youth orchestra intensive spearheaded by the LA Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel comprised of nationally selected students from El Sistema-inspired programs. Among Claire’s other festival engagements are the Lucerne Festival Academy, Yale School of Music Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Aspen, the New York String Orchestra Seminar, and the Pierre Monteux School. During the 2011-2012 season she served as a Visiting Artist in residence at the American Academy in Rome, Italy.
Under the tutelage of the LA Chamber Orchestra’s former principal oboist Allan Vogel, Claire received an Artist Diploma from The Colburn School. At Bard College and Conservatory she was a triple major, with a Bachelor of Arts in East-Asian studies and piano performance, and a Bachelor of Music in oboe performance. Her principal teachers at Bard were Laura Ahlbeck and Elaine Douvas; she studied piano with Blair McMillen.
Affectionately known as @oboejones , Claire curates her Instagram page for thousands of oboe fans with concert clips, oboe advice, upcoming performance information, and pictures.
Claire Brazeau plays on Marigaux 901 series oboes.
Principal oboe of the Orchestra National de Lille from 2013 to 2018, Cyril Ciabaud is now oboist in the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and professor at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Créteil.
After distinguished studies at the Menton and Nice Conservatoires he continued at the Conservatoire national Supérieur de musique et de danse in Lyon and in Paris.
In 2005 he won the Jury Special Prize at the Second International Ferlendis Competition in ltaly. His enthusiasm for chamber music, has brought appearances in numerous festivals, including Juventus at Cambrai, the Reims Flânerîes Musicales and the Menton Festival, among others. He performs as a soloist in contemporary repertoire with the Ensemble Multilatérale.
Since 2016 he has been a tuner for Marigaux oboes.
After graduating from the Kunitachi College of Music, completed the Meister course of The University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. He studied under Seizou Maruyama, Gunther Passin.
In 1982, he attended the concert tour as a member of Bach-Collegium Stuttgart which Helmuth Rilling conducted and also joined the recording of the Bach Cantatas. After his roll as the first oboe player in the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, since 1990, he has been the principal oboe player of the NHK Symphony Orchestra over 30 years.
His achievement was evaluated and won the Arima award in 2018.
In 1996, he began conducting activities and learned skills at Tokyo College of Music and Graduate School for 4 years since 2009. He graduated with excellent grades. He studied conducting under Hiroyuki Iwaki, Yuzo Toyama, Junichi Hirokami, Toshifumi Tashiro and Masanori Mikawa.
He started his career as a conductor after leaving the NHK Symphony Orchestra in March 2019 and conducted at the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra and The Kyushu Symphony Orchestra.
Daniel Arrignon starts studying oboe when he is 9 ; in 1971, he enters the Paris Conservatory, learning with Pierre Pierlot. Awarded a first prize in 1975 and 1976, he is nominated as a professor at the Rouen Conservatory in the same year. Simultaneously, he is appointed first oboe in the Pasdeloup orchestra as well as in the Intercontemporary Ensemble during 3 years while approaching music of composers like Stockhausen, Bério, Ligeti, Carter, Amy. Daniel Arrignon holds the position of oboe soloist in the Orchestral Ensemble of Paris since 1979. He furthermore registered several discs, as the concerto for oboe and trumpet by Albioni with Mr André and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the concerto for violon and oboe by Bach as well as baroque music with the Instrumental Ensemble of Paris. He principally plays in Europe, but has also been as far as Korea to hold masterclasses.
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Oboist, Conductor, Professor
Following his studies at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris, where he was awarded a “premier prix” for both oboe and chamber music, oboist David Walter gained international acclaim after his successes at the competitions of Munich, Prague, Geneva, Belgrade and Ancona. An eclectic musician; today his knowledge and skills encompass a wide range of activities.
His solo career has brought him to perform in all five continents of the globe.
Chamber music occupies a central focus in his musical life with the Moragues Quintet (founded in 1980), the ensemble Pasticcio Barocco, the pianists C. Zacharias, S. Richter, C. Desert, E. Strosser, C. Ivaldi, J. F. Heisser, M. Dalberto, the Ysaye, Ligeti, Manfred, Endellion, Psophos string quartets, among many other ensembles.
David is also a conductor of music spanning from baroque to jazz, which has given him the opportunity to collaborate with orchestras such as the Mariinsky St. Petersburg, the Simon Bolivar orchestra, the orchestra of Rennes, the Metropolitan Lisbon, the National Orchestra of Ile-de-France (Paris) and the Royal Orchestra of Wallonia.
He is currently professor of oboe and chamber music at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris (a post he has held since 1987), as well as having been professor of the same disciplines at the Guildhall School of Music, London from 1997 until 2009. His passion for teaching has meant that he has given masterclasses in more than 40 countries.
The transcription of music represents an important and intense activity for David that has amounted to a catalogue of over 650 works, from sonatas to operas.
He also explores composition in a range of styles. He has now reached his 30th opus, mainly in the genre of chamber music.
The year 2015 gives birth to an exciting project of a new opera, co-written with the dramatist and director Emmanuelle Cordoliani, (world premiere Feb. 10th, Dijon Opera)
For more information visit the personal website of David Walter
Diana was born in Brisbane, where she began her education. She attended Brisbane State High School. She studied both piano and oboe at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music before completing her Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, from where she was awarded the M.E.N.S.A prize for the top graduating student.
She has studied in Zürich with Thomas Indermuhle and also taken courses with Maurice Bourgue.
She has won prizes in the International Lyceum Club Competition; the International Chamber Music Competition in Martigny; and the Prague Spring Festival Competition.
Diana performs regularly as a soloist at various international festivals: the Prague Spring Festival; the MusicaRiva festival in Italy; Bratislava Music Festival; the Young Artist in Concert Festival in Davos, Switzerland.
She has toured extensively within the United States, doing recitals and masterclasses, as well as performing in the Chamber Music series at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina, and a concerto performance at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
From 1990 to 1997, Diana was Principal Oboe in the Symphony Orchestra of Lucerne. In July 1997 she returned to Australia and joined the Sydney Symphony as Principal Oboe.
In 2001 Diana won the Australian Entertainment Mo Award for Classical/Opera performer of the year, and in 2003 received the APRA Australian Music Centre award for best performance of an Australian work.
She premiered Ross Edwards’ Oboe Concerto in 2002, under the baton of Lorin Maazel. This unusual work includes choreography for the oboist-cum-dancer. Maazel invited her to play and dance it with the New York Philharmonic in 2005, and Diana Doherty has since become particularly associated with the concerto.
She has recorded the Ross Edwards concerto, as well as works by Haydn, Mozart, Martinu, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Graeme Koehne, Carl Vine, and others, with orchestras such as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Australis, and the Queensland Orchestra, and under conductors such as Arvo Volmer, Olaf Henzold, Takuo Yuasa, Ola Rudner, Marl Summerbell and Werner Andreas Albert.
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Dimitris Kitsos has studied oboe at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki in Greece and continued his studies at the “Folkwang Hochschule für Musik“ in Essen-Germany with scholarships, from the Onassis and the Alexandra Trianti Foundations. He finished “Künstlerische Abschlußprüfung”, “Konzertexamen” and “Kammermusik” all three with the highest point “sehr gut” (excellent) and “mit Auszeichnung” (magna cum laude).
To his mentors belong: Prof. M.Bourgue, Prof. T.Indermühle, Prof. J.L.Capezzali and Prof. P.W.Feit.
Dimitris Kitsos was awarded in the following international competitions:
1993, 1st prize in the International Chamber Music Competition Helexpo Greece,
1994, prize as the best Oboe player in the F.H.E. Competition in Germany,
1995, 2nd prize in the International Oboe Competition Fernand Gillet of the I.D.R.S. (International Double Reed Society).
After these successes, he was appointed as visiting Professor at the Fu-Ren University of Taipei, Taiwan. He taught for several years as assistant of his Professor in Essen at the Folkwang Hochschule für Musik in Germany and since 2002 is teaching at the Conservatoire of Nothern Greece in Thessaloniki and at the Conservatory of the City of Drama.
Dimitris Kitsos is giving regularly Master Classes in Porto Carras, Greece organized by Gefis Germany and in other european or asian countries Additionally he is teaching in the Summer Academy of Villarte, Greece.
Since 1998 is Dimitris Kitsos Solo Oboe player of the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra. He has cooperated as soloist among others with orchestras such as the Royal Danish Orchestra, the Folkwang Kammerorchester, the Kammerphilharmonie Salzburg, the Kamerata-Orchestra of the Friends of Music in Megaron Athens, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the West German Radio-WDR.
Dimitris Kitsos has performed in Konzerthus in Oslo, National Hall in Taipei Taiwan, Megaron Athens and Megaron Thessaloniki, Reidtstadl Neumarkt Germany, Berliner Philharmonie, 92Y Kaufman Concert Hall, Schloß Kromeriz in Czech, Palais Attems in Graz Austria.
He participated in international festivals in Greece and abroad: Bain de Music in France, Dimitria in Greece, Festival for Contemporary Music in Mönchengladbach in Germany, Festival for Chamber Music in Megaron Athens in Greece, Forfest in Czech, Styriarte in Austria, Festival Ossiach-Villach in Austria, Cyclades festival in Syros Greece, Incontri d’Estate in Sicily Italy having cooperations with distinguished artists such as Leonidas Kavakos, Nobuko Imai, Miklos Perenyi, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Lars Anders Tomter, Myriam Contzen, Christoph Henkel, Francois Bend, Hector MacDonald, Rainer Moog, Rudolf Koelman, Richard Studt, Peter Nagy, Patrick Demenga, Hariolf Schlichtig, Hanna Weinmeister and the conductors Christopher Hogwood, Christopher Warren Green, Vassilis Christopoulos, Olaf Koch etc.
Dimitris Kitsos has recorded for the greek and german tv and radio as well as three cds with solo works of R.R.Benett, Th.Lalliet, A.Vivaldi, E.Bozza, H.Dutilleux, R.Schumann, J.S.Bach, J.Pixis and chamber music works from L.v.Beethoven. In the last three years he recorded as solo Oboe player of Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra works from N.Skalkottas and other Greek Contemporary Composers as well as works by Ildebrando Pizzetti for the labels Naxos and BIS. Dimitris Kitsos is since 2003 artistic and music director of the Orpheus Soloists chamber ensemble, since 2004 foundation member of the Hellenic Academy of Woodwinds with which he had the honor to perform in front of the renowned maestro Sir Neville Marriner and from 2012 on artistic director of the St George International Music Festival.
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Domenico Orlando, first oboist of the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, was born in Salerno on August 11th, 1979.
He began studying piano at the age of 6, when he discovered a true passion for music. After a few years, he decided to dedicate himself entirely to the oboe and, already at the age of 17, he graduated the Conservatory of Music in Salerno, with honours and with the maximum of votes, under the guidance of Maestro Alfonso Smaldone.
He continued his oboe studies with Luca Vignali in Rome and with Maurice Bourgue in Geneva, where he received, among others, the Diplôme de soliste avec distinction. In parallel to his studies, he participated in several prestigious national and international competitions, for example the Concorso Nazionale G. Tomassini di Petritoli, in which, in 1997, he won the 2ndPrize (1st Prize was not assigned) as well as the Special Jury Prize. In October 2003, he won the 3rd Prize at the 7th Tokyo International Oboe Competition.
He started working with several orchestras even before finishing his studies, playing as first oboe in the Santa Cecilia Youth Orchestra in Rome, under Maestro Myung-Whun Chung, at the age of 18. Few years later, he became principal oboe in the San Gallen Symphony Orchestra, in Switzerland.
In January 2000 he started to collaborate with Bayerischerrundfunk Orchestra, under Maestro Lorin Maazel. In 2001, he won the position of principal oboe at the Teatro Regio di Torino, where he remained until 2009.
As principal oboe, he has often been invited to collaborate with several orchestras, such as Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Santa Cecilia in Rome, Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Parma, Orchestra da Camera del Maestro Salvatore Accardo, etc.
This activity allows him to play regularly with important conductors, such as Lorin Maazel, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Myung-Whun Chung, Antonio Pappano, Daniel Harding, Kent Nagano, Salvatore Accardo, Daniel Oren, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Herbert Blomstedt,Roger Norrington,etc…..
In 2009, he won the position of Solo Oboe in the Gewandhausorchester in Leipzig, where he is currently playing, under Maestro Riccardo Chailly.
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Emmanuel is currently principal oboe of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Harding. From 2008 to 2011, he held the same position at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
He teaches oboe at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm as well as at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
He started his career in Nerac, a small town in south-west of France, where he discovers the oboe at the age of 12. His passion for this instrument leads him then to Bordeaux, Paris, where he studies with Jean-Claude Jaboulay.
He then enters the CNSMD Paris and obtains his degree in oboe and chamber music in 2006.
His mentors are David Walter, Jacques Tys and Frederic Tardy.
In 2007, Emmanuel joins Olivier Doise’s class for a postgraduate programme, and is then enrolled in the Academy of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich under the supervision of Stefan Schilli.
Emmanuel wins the 1st Prize in the 2011 Gillet-Fox Competition organized by the International Double Reed Society (IDRS). He is also awarded the 2nd Prize at the International Spring Competition in Prague in 2008.
He takes part in various youth orchestras including the Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra and French Youth Orchestra. He is today a member of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra.
As guest star, he collaborated with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre de Lyon Opera, the Brussels Philharmonic.
He has appeared as soloist with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Mozart and R. Strauss concertos, conducted by Kristjan Järvi and also played a Martinu concerto with the Conservatory Laureates Orchestra conducted by Lionel Bringuier.
Eric Cassen studied at Paris Conservatoire of Musics (CNSM) with Pierre Pierlot, Maurice Bourgue, Pierre-Yves Artaud and was twice Oboist and Chamber Music first prizewinner at the Conservatoire. Admitted to the proficiency course of Chamber Music at the Paris CNSM, he was a prizewinner, first person with an unanimous vote at Rotterdams Conservatorium in Emanuel Abbühl’s course, Heinz Hollinger’s disciple.
Award winner of the Menuhin Foundation, Marie-Blanche de Polignac Prize, he won in a sonata form, the first prize of the Henri Sauguet international contest.
Founder member of Claude Debussy wind quintet, he was the prizewinner with this ensemble of the international contests of Martigny, San Sebastian and Tokyo before winning the prestigious International contest of ARD in Münich.
Solo Oboist of the Orquestra Sinfonica de Euskadi, of the Philharmonische Warkstatt Schweiz, he was appointed by Alain Lombard as First Solo Oboist of Bordeaux Aquitaine National Orchestra (ONBA). He is invited by the Opera Orchestra in Lyon, National Orchestra of Lyon, the Paris Orchestra , the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France, the Paris National Opera Orchestra and he was directed by Daniel Barenboïm, Arie Van Beek, Maurizio Benini, Maurice Bourgue, Pierre Boulez, James Conlon, Roberto Forés Veses, Jean Fournet , Reinhard Goebel, Günther Herbig, Heinz Holliger, Marek Janowski, Kristjan Järvi , Armin et Philippe Jordan, Michail Jurowski, Emmanuel Krivine, Sigiswald Kujken, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Guennadi Rojdestvenski, Daniele Rustioni, Yutaka Sado, Leonard Slatkin, Joseph Swensen …
He played solo with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France, the Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra, the OCNA, the National Chamber Orchestra of Toulouse, la Camerata Lysy Gstaad and ONBA the concertos from Bach, Haendel, Marcello, Martinu, Mozart, Stamitz, Strauss, Telemann, Vivaldi, Vaughan Williams…
He recorded for France Musique, the Spanish National Radio, the French-speaking Switzerland and the radio of Münich.
After playing for ten years with Claude Debussy wind quintet in Europe and Japan, he founded in 2002 the Albert Roussel Reed Trio within ONBA. This ensemble (oboe, clarinet and bassoon) belongs to the Solo forms of the orchestra. According to the repertoire, this latter is swing-wing, opening itself to the quintet with the harp or the piano.
Euridice Alvarez-Izcoa was born in Honduras and received her early educationat the Victoriano López School of Music with José Ángel Ábrego. In the United States, she continued study at the University of Southern Mississippi with Patricia Malone, Baylor University with Doris DeLoach and The Eastman School of Music with Richard Killmer and Geoffrey Burgess.
She has performed in orchestras in the United States in Alabama, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Texas and Wyoming, and she is principal oboe with the Avanti Masterworks Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC and the Waco Symphony Orchestra in Texas.
She has appeared as soloist with the Camerata Panama of the Alfredo de Saint Malo International Music Festival in Panama, the Waco Symphony Orchestra in Waco, TX, and the Metropolitan Orchestra in Washington, DC. She performs and teaches regularly throughout the United States and has appeared in Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica, The Bahamas, Thailand, France, and Italy.
She commissioned and premiered works by Paul Elwood (Un Teatro de Reflejos for Oboe and Piano), Cassio Viana (Danca a Trés for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano) and most recently Alan Theisen (Dos Formas de Insomnio for Oboe Solo). In 2019, she premiered “27-72” by Alyssa Morris for oboe and piano.
She formerly taught at Nazareth College, Houghton College, the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Northern Colorado and is presently on the faculty of the Baylor University School of Music in Waco, Texas USA.
Prof. Fabian Menzel, already principal oboist of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra at the age of 21, has worked both there and as guest principal oboist in the major German symphony orchestras of the Bavarian, West German and North German Radio, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra or the Konzerthausorchester Berlin with worldfamous soloists and conductors such as, among others Pinchas Zukerman, Midori, YoYoMa, Argerich, Lupu, Rostropowitsch, Maazel, Wand, Sawallisch, Eschenbach, Leinsdorf and Celibidache and participated in over 200 productions for radio broadcastings and CD.
Also active as a soloist and chamber musician, Fabian Menzel has produced about 50 solo productions for radio as well as 7 CDs with about 40 standard works and rarities for oboe and piano for ANTES/BELLA MUSICA. With the Hr-Sinfonieorchester he recorded a double CD with oboe concertos of the 20th century, and “col-legno” released the recording of the three oboe concertos by B. Maderna with the Rundfunkorchester Saarbrücken.
Since the beginning of his professional career, Fabian Menzel has played the Marigaux model 901.
Among the numerous recordings with this Marigaux oboe are chamber music productions as well as solo concertos such as: Mozart Concerto in C major, K. 314 for oboe and orchestra ; Maderna oboe concertos no.1-3 (CD);Denissow / Eschpaj / Goldmann / Kirchner / B.A. Zimmermann – Oboe concertos (2003, CD).
As well as famous orchestral solos : Mahler “Song of the Earth”; Schumann 2nd Symphony, Adagio espressivo; Strauss “Don Juan” – oboe solo; Berlioz “Roméo et Juliette – Roméo seul”; Smetana “Ma Vlast – Blanik”.
Since 1987 also successfully active as a university teacher of an international oboe class in Frankfurt, his former
students have held positions in renowned orchestras such as WDR, MDR, Stuttgart State Opera, Royal Opera Copenhagen, Bruckner Orchestra Linz, Milan Scala, London Symphony Orchestra and others.
According to his decades of experience, the instrumental-wind development of students is best supported by the Marigaux model 901, because a well rehearsed instrument of this model clearly shows and provides feedback on both
failure and success in terms of sound development, tone volume and intonation.
With his daughter Eliane, currently a student in Pinchas Zukerman’s “Zukerman Performance Program” at the Manhattan School of Music, New York, Fabian Menzel has been giving concerts throughout Germany for many years in
various formats with a wide-ranging repertoire – including world premieres of works composed for the duo. The series
“Schlosskonzerte Neuenburg” with Fabian and Eliane Menzel as artistic directors was founded in 2017.
The appreciation of the oboe as “Instrument of the Year 2017” was the reason for Fabian Menzel to provide the Youtube channel “Defo-17” with a wide range of famous oboe solos in orchestral works, solo concertos, standard works and rarities of chamber music, from composers of the Baroque and Viennese Classical period to the classical modern period including some premieres.
International requests for his pedagogical-methodical expertise have prompted Fabian Menzel 2021 to make his experience, based on decades of work as a soloist, orchestral musician, chamber musician and pedagogue, available to all interested parties on the oboe methodology channel “Fabian Menzel – Oboe”. Only the Marigaux model 901 is used for this purpose.
Recent videos recorded with the Marigaux 901 model – here examples of French music: Ravel “Pavane pour une infante defunte”; Saint-Saens sonata op 166; Grovlez “Sarabande et Allegro”; Roland-Manuel “Fantaisie”.
Fabian Menzel thanks the Marigaux company, Paris, for their decades of excellent work.
Principal oboe Teatro alla Scala
Professor at the Lugano Conservatory
Professor at the Royal College of Music in London
Born in Metz (Lorraine, France), Fabien Thouand started studying at the CNR with André Sablon and Serge Haerrig before joining the CNSM (Paris) where he took lessons with Jean – Claude Jaboulay. He moved to the CNSMD (Paris) afterwards to perfect his career with Jean-Louis Capezzali and Jacques Tys and was unanimously crowned with a First Prize, then immediately integrated Maurice Bourgue’s advanced class at the Paris Conservatory to conclude his studies. Fabien won the 2nd prize at the international Prague Spring competition as well as the 3rd Prize at the international competition “Giuseppe Tomassini” in Petritoli and finally in May 2002 the 3rd Prize of the international wind instrument competition in Toulon. He pursued his ascension in France and abroad, particularly in the field of orchestra and instrumental ensembles.
He is invited to perform as oboe soloist in the orchestras of La Monnaie, Bayerische Staatsoper and Bayerischer Rundfunk, Opéra de Lyon, Bamberger Symphoniker, Camerata Salzburg, Orchester National de Chambre de Toulouse, Orchester de chambre d’Europe, Orchester Philharmonique de Radio France. He played under conducters such as Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Yuri Temirkanov, Kurt Masur, Charles Dutoit, Valery Gergiev, Riccardo Chailly or Daniel Barenboim.
Since 2004, he is appointed oboe soloist in the orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and Filarmonica della Scala and performs an intense educational activity in several renowned institutions.
Along with the orchestra, he pursues an intense educational activity within important institutions. After being appointed assistant to Jean-Louis Capezzali and Jérôme Guichard at the CNSMD in Lyon, Fabien Thouand becomes a professor at the Lugano High School of Music in Switzerland and subsequently at the prestigious Royal College of London Music.
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Recognised throughout the world as the best oboist of his generation, François Leleux enjoys an international career appearing with major orchestras and at important venues and festivals performing repertoire from the baroque to newly commissioned works. François has appeared at the Berlin Philharmonie with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Vienna Musikverein with Tonkünstler Orchester, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées with Orchestre National de France, at the Sydney Opera House with Sydney Symphony, at Bunkamura with the NHK Symphony Orchestra and at the Lincoln Center as part of the Mostly Mozart Festival. He has worked with leading conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Mariss Jansons, Sir Colin Davis, Myung-whun Chung, Daniel Harding, Thomas Dausgaard, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Alan Gilbert.
From season 2012-13 Francois Leleux is Artist in Association with the Orchestre de chambre de Paris. In recent seasons he appeared as soloist with Budapest Festival Orchestra (with Ivan Fischer), Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo and Malmo Symphony Orchestra. Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Tonkünstler Orchester, Camerata Salzburg, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Alongside appearances as a soloist, Francois Leleux also devotes time to play-conduct engagements, most recently working with Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker and Orchestre de chambre de Paris, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Orchestra national de Lyon, Gavle Symfoniorkester, Kollegium Winterthur and the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra.
He has a commitment to expanding the oboe’s repertoire, and has had many new works commissioned for him by composers such as Nicolas Bacri, Thierry Pécou, Gilles Silvestrini, Eric Tanguy, Thierry Escaich, Giya Kancheli and Michael Jarrell. Last season season he gave the Scottish and French premieres of MacMillan’s Oboe Concerto with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Orchestre de chambre de Paris respectively. In 2010 he premiered a new concerto titled The Enchanter written by Albert Schnelzer and jointly commissioned by the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. The work received warm praise in the press with one critic writing, “His concerto held me gripped…The “Enchanter” of the title is Leleux himself, and it’s a fitting tribute to his spellbinding playing. He turned the oboe into a multi-dimensional character, singing, dancing and leaping through his music.” François has also made his own transcriptions of arias from Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Die Zauberflöte which he has recorded with Camerata Salzburg for Sony.
François is a dedicated chamber musician, performing regularly all over the world with octet Ensemble Paris-Bastille and sextet Les Vents Français. Regular recital partners include harpist Isabell Moretti and his wife, violinist Lisa Batiashvili.
François Leleux has an exclusive recording contract with SONY Classical. So far, as part of this contract he has released five CDs – chamber music with Lisa Batiashvili, violist Lawrence Power and cellist Sebastian Klinger: music of J.S.Bach with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Mozart with Camerata Salzburg, Strauss’s Oboe Concerto recorded with Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding and Serenade for Winds performed with the ensemble Paris Bastille. His latest release, The Charm of the Oboe – recorded with the Munich Chamber Orchestra, features concerti by Cimarosa, Bellini, Marcello, Vivaldi, Glück and Pasculli.
François Leleux is a Professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.
Giorgi Gvantseladze was born in 1984 in Tiflis, Georgia. He began his musical studies at the State Conservatorium of Music in Tiflis, during which time he was appointed principal Oboist of the Georgian National Symphony Orchestra. After graduating in Tiflis with prof. Gogi Beridze, Giorgi furthered his studies in Munich under Prof. Francois Leleux, and in Salzburg under Prof. Stefan Schilli.
In 2007 Giorgi was appointed principal oboe of the Frankfurt Opera before being appointed to the same position in 2010 with the Bavarian State Orchester in Munich. Giorgi is a regular guest with many prestigious orchestras across Europe, including the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and, since 2017, the Berlin Philharmonic. He has worked with many world-renowned conductors such as Kirill Petrenko, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta, Herbert Blomstedt, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Daniel Harding, Vladimir Jurowski, Paavo Järvi, Kent Nagano and many others. As a Soloist, Giorgi has worked with the Bavarian State Orchester, Orchester National de Liile, Bad Reichenhaller Philharmonie, Georgian Sinfonietta and the Georgischen Kammerorchester Ingolstadt; his most recent performance being of Richard Strauss’ Oboe Concerto with the Bavarian State Orchester, under the baton of Lahav Shani.
Giorgi is a much sought-after Chamber musician, performing regularly at chamber music festivals such as the international Oleg Kagan Musikfestival Kreuth, the Edinburgh Festival, the Tbilisi Wind Festival and the Salzburg Biennale.
Giorgi has given masterclasses in many music schools around the world. He teaches yearly at the Tbilisi Wind festival and at the audition training program of the Bavarian State Opera. From 2018 to 2019, Giorgi was guest professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München for the Oboe class of Prof. F. Leleux.
Giorgi Kalandarishvili was born in 1983 in Tbilisi, Georgia. At the age of 6 he started playing the piano and by the time he was 11 he began playing the oboe. When he was 15 he became the prizewinner at the ‘Piccoli Mozart’ festival in Monte Carlo. He then went on to study with Günther Passin in the Youth Study Programme at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.
He graduated with top marks from class of Prof. Ingo Goritzki at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart and afterwards continued studying in the soloist class of Prof. François Leleux at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.
This was followed by numerous engagements as principal oboe with orchestras in Germany and Austria, including the Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra Innsbruck, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Bochum Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Braunschweig, Iceland National Symphony Orchestra in Reykjavík, the Indian National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dortmund Philharmonic and the Kassel State Orchestra. He has received numerous scholarships including Villa Musica, “Live Music Now” Yehudi Menuhin and Rottary Foundation Stuttgart.
Giorgi is an active soloist and chamber musician across Europe, Asia and South America. In addition to being principal oboe in the Münster Symphony Orchestra since 2018 Giorgi will have his own class at the Musikhochschule Münster from 2021/22. Giorgi Kalandarishvili plays Marigaux M2.
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Born in Taiwan, Hua-Hsin Cheng starts learning the oboe at the age of 9 under the tutelage of Ya-Lun Lin. During her education in Stella Matutina junior and senior girl Highschool and the National Taipei University of the Arts, where she received her Bachelor Degree, she studied with Prof. Rong-Yi Liu.
After college, in order to improve her skills of playing, Hua-Hsin received her Master Degree in 2009 from Karlsruhe University of Music (Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe) in Germany, studied with Prof. Thomas Indermühle. And she completed her advanced studies as Orchester Solist at the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts (Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim) in 2011, studied with Prof. Emanuel Abbühl. She had attended lessons with Jacques Tys, Christian Schmitt, Albrecht Meyer and Jaime Gonzalez.
Oboist Hua-Hsin Cheng is currently an Oboe/English Horn player of the Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. She has held this position since 2013.
She is not only lectures at Tunghai University, but also teaches many young students. She is an active chamber musician, a founding member of Woody Trio, regularly performs chamber music and gives recitals around Taiwan.
Graduated from Osaka College of Music. After graduation, worked at the college as an education and performance assistant. After that, entered the graduate school of Karlsruhe University of Music, winning the second prize in oboe at the campus competition.
Established an oboe trio while studying and carried out the musical performance activities in Germany. In 1996, participated in Prague Spring International Competition and became a semifinalist.
In 1998, graduated from the graduate school with the best grades. Won prizes at Tsuyama International Double Reed Competition and Takarazuka Vega Music Competition. She took several Master Classes such as Thomas Indermühle, Maurice Bourgue and Ingo Goritzki.
Via Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, she joined Kyoto Symphony Orchestra in 2003 and has been the principal oboist since November 2005.
Studying under Akira Shimizu, Heikan Kureyama and Thomas Indermühle.
Presently, a part-time lecturer at Osaka College of Music, Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts and Kyoto City University of Arts. A member of NANIWA orchestral WINDS and Oboe V.
1959 Born in Tokyo.
1978 Graduated from the Music High School attached to the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts.
1982 Graduated from the Music Department of the Tokyo University of the Arts. He has studied oboe with Takehiko Nitori, Yoshio Umehara, Seizo Suzuki, Yoko Kojima and Winfried Liebermann.
He won the Music Competition of Japan in the same year.
1985 Won 2nd place at the First International Oboe Competition. (No 1st place offered).
1986 Favorable debut in Tokyo at the 1st Performance Today hosted by Sony Music Foundation.
1987 Graduated from Hochschule für Musik Detmold as a top of the class. Studied with Helmut Winschermann and Gernot Schmalfuss during his school years.
1992 Held a Recital at Suntory Hall.
1995 Held a Recital at Hamarikyu Asahi Hall.
1999 Held a Recital at Casals Hall.
As a member of Tokyo Symphonietta, he has performed in Japan, France, Germany, Spain etc.
Currently he is a principal of Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo, and a guest professor at Sen zoku Gakuen College of Music.
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Ivan was born in 1986 in Arkhangelsk, Russia. He commenced his musical education at the Gnessin School of Music in Moscow with Ivan Pushetchnikov. Since 2006 until 2011 Ivan has been studying with Maurice Bourgue at the Geneva Conservatory.
During his studies in Geneva, Ivan Podyomov has won a number of important oboe competitions: ARD International Competition in Munich in 2011, Geneva Competition and Markneukirchen Competition in 2010, the “Sony” Oboe Competition in Karuizawa Japan in 2009, the Prague Spring International Competition in 2008 where he has also won the Bohuslav Martinu Foundation Prize for the best performance of the Martinu oboe concerto.
From these successes resulted numerous concerts and major venues around the world: in 2009 Ivan gave his debut with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin as part of the series Debut im Deutschlandradio Kultur at the Berlin Philharmonie. Further engagements followed, including concerts at the Konzerthaus in Berlin and Vienna, Konzert und Kongresszentrum Lüzern, Philharmonie of Cologne and Essen, Auditorium du Louvre and Salle Gaveau in Paris, Victoria Hall in Geneva, at the Lucerne Festival, Salzburg Festival, Prague Spring Festival, Festival of Radio France and Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, the Central European Music Festival, the Festival Mäcklenburg-Vorpommern. They were highly acclaimed by critics and audience.
Ivan Podyomov has performed as soloist with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of Saint-Petersburg Philharmonia, the Kammerakademie Potsdam, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Geneva, the Czech Chamber Philharmonic, the Collegium Musicum Basel, the Camerata Hamburg, conducted by Michael Sanderling, Yuri Bashmet, Simon Gaudenz, David Afkham, Alan Buribayev, Sebastian Tewinkel, Enrique Mazzola and others.
Among his recent chamber music partners were the Hagen Quartet, Lars Vogt, Yulianna Avdeeva, Dmitri Vinnik, Sabine Meyer, Maurice Bourgue, Jacques Zoon, Sharon Kam, Alexander Bouzlov, Leonardo Garcia Alarcón, Francesco Corti, Olga Watts, Bruno Schneider, Hervé Joulain, Matthias Racz, Julian Bliss, Alois Posch, Niek de Groot, Edicson Ruiz, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Polina Pasztircsák, Johannes Fischer, Quartet Sine Nomine.
In January 2014 Ivan Podyomov has been appointed principal Oboist of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra with principal Conductor Jonathan Nott. He also has been frequently playing as the guest principal Oboist with the Orchestra Mozart Bologna and Mahler Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Claudio Abbado, Bernard Haitink and Daniel Harding.
Since 2015 Ivan Podyomov starts teaching his own oboe class at the Musikhochschule Luzern and is principal Oboist of the Concertgebouw orchestra in Amsterdam since February 2016.
A leading Czech oboist Jan Thuri was born into a family of musician in Praha in 1975. He came into a contact with art an early age through playing the violin and piano. He has been playing oboe since the age of thirteen. When he graduated from the Prague Conservatory in the class of his father Frantisek Xaver Thuri, he crowned his studies at the Utrecht College of Music with Ernest Rombout and at the Ostrava University with Dusan Foltyn. He also took part in a few excellent courses with Jean-Louis Capezzali, Mourice Bourgue, Han de Vries, Jérome Guichard and Jacques Tys.
During his studies he won many awards in international competitions (Czech Republic,France, Great Britain).
Jan Thuri is a sought-after solo and chamber music player. He co-operates with the foremost local and foreign orchestras. As a soloist Jan Thuri has played in virtually all the countries of Europe, in the USA, Japan and Korea. He records for the radio stations Czech Radio, Radio France and the British BBC where he recorded the Richard Strauss oboe concerto in D-Major in live broadcast.
In 2002 he founded the chamber orchestra “Thuri Ensemble” and he plays actively with them at home and abroad. Besides that he is a member of several chamber orchestras, primarily ensembles specialising in the baroque style music and he is also a member of wind trio “Trio DuBois”.
In the exceptionally rich repertoire of Jan Thuri there are compositions of all styles and periods including contemporary and also avant-garde ones. The artist is often sought-after for the premiere interpretation of compositions of famous Czech and foreign contemporary composers.
Jan Thuri has made a number of outstanding recordings for EMI, Virgo and Thuri Records. One of the most important pieces of work of Jan Thuri in the recent period of time is a collected recording of his father’s concertos for oboe and orchestra.
Since 2004 Jan Thuri has held oboe and chamber music classes at the Prague State Conservatory and gives master-classes in Europe and Asia (Japan, Korea). Jan Thuri is often invited to sit on the juries for international competitions (Chieri, Wroclaw, Prague).
Jean – Marie Poupelin
Born in Angers in 1960, Jean-Marie Poupelin studied oboe with Bernard Delcambre and joined the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris in 1976 in the class of Pierre Pierlot.
First prize of oboe and chamber music then holder of the Ability Certification, he teaches first in Châteauroux then Orléans. Professor at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Cergy-Pontoise since 1991, he also teaches in the department of pedagogical training at Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris since 2008.
He plays in the Parisian orchestras: Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Opéra de Paris and especially the Orchestre National de France where he performs as oboe soloist between 1999 and 2004. He played under the direction of Lorin Maazel, Seiji Osawa, Riccardo Muti, Bernard Haîtink, Kurt Mazur …
Resquested in 2004 by Michel Crocquenoy to the Marigaux oboe tuning, he became the tester of this brand in 2018.
Marigaux Altuglass Oboe
Instigator of a quite new and surprising project in the Jazz world, Jean-Luc Fillon is a multipurpose musician whom’s development is split between Jazz (orchestra directing ‘’Jazzogène Orchestra’’ , bass, oboe soloist et double bass – “Coyoakan” trio) and Calssic Music (oboe soloist in the European Symphonic Orchestra, member of the ‘’Alborada’’ sextet). Years passing, Jean-Luc developped a real original art aiming to inject a totally new sound in Jazz and Improvised Music. In 1998 and 2000, he toured with Bob Mintzer (tenor sax) and the Coyoakan trio, who greatly supported this new style of music ; Bob Mintzer even composed a piece for oboe and saxophone titled ‘’French Suite’’. Jean-Luc Fillon cooperates as an oboe and English Horn soloist with several famous Jazz artists like Antoine Hervé, Lauren Newton, N’Guyen Lê, Bob Mintzer, Claudio Pontiggia, Yves Torchinsky, Carole Hémard, François Moutin, Franck Tortiller, Pierre Blanchard… After lots of concerts in Paris (Le Duc des Lombards, France Musiques, Les 7 Lézards…) in october / november 2002, he forms a new project with Joao Paulo who joins ‘’Oboa’’ (to become a quintet) with a view to also register a new disc, inviting the Italian drummer Carlo Rizzo as a guest star.
Jérôme Guichard is born in Nancy, where he started to study oboe before entering the ”Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris”, first learning with Pierre Pierlot then with Maurice Bourgue.
In 1988 and 1989, Jérôme is awarded unanimously by the first prizes in Chamber Music and Oboe. He distinguished himself in the international contest of Geneva and Triest(half final in 1988), Manchester in 1989 (second prize ex aequo) and Prague in 1991 (finalist, special prize).
Laureate of the Yamaha foundation in 1991, he won the first prize of the International Concourse of Tokyo in the same year, prize which has never been awarded during the previous edition of this contest.
Jérôme Guichard played with Jean-Pierre Rampal and Pierre Pierlot (Champs-Elysees Theatre in 1992), with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France (SAlle Gaveau in 1993), with the Orchestra Sinfonica Simon Bolivar (1994,cycle of the Beracasa foundation in Venezuela), with the Symphony Orchestra of Minsk in 1993,1995 and 1997 and with the Orchestra of Quebec in 1997.
He is regularly invited by the Orchestra of Lyon, the Orchestra of the Opera Bastille of Paris, the National Orchestra of France, the WDR of Cologne. He was directed by Lorin Maazel, Thierry Boulez, Jeffrey Tate, Semyon Bychkof, Kent Nagano, Kurt Masur and Emmanuel Krivine who nominates him first oboe soloist of the National Orchestra of Lyon in 1997.
His commitment in the contemporary music leads him to work with composers such as Lutoslawski (1993), Mefano (1990 and 1993), Ligeti (2000) and Berio (2001)as well as with 2E2M and TM+.
He performs in various festivals, as the Montpellier Radio France Festival, the September of l’Orne, the Orlando Festival (Netherlands) and the Neubourg Castle Season (Germany).
He took part in several international academies and teaches during master classes in Tokyo, Minsk, Barcelone and many cities in France (Angers, Marseille).
He is also tutor for the National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia and the National Youth Orchestra of Spain (JOSE).
He teaches at the Ecole Normale de Musique of Paris from 1989 to 1994, holds the oboe class at the Conservatoire National de Region of Nancy from 1988 to 1998.
Jérôme is actually professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Lyon and has been invited in LSO during 2010 / 2011 season (with Antonio PAPPANO, Collin DAVIS, Valery Gergiev).
He was also a guest in different European institutions as the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, the Royal Academy of London and Glasgow (2011/2012), Tokyo and the Beijing Oboe Festival (2014).
Professor and Master student supervisor of the Central Conservatory of Music.
Vice Principal at the Middle School Affiliated to the Central Conservatory of Music.
Director of Wind Division at the Middle School Affiliated to the Central Conservatory of Music.
One of the “Top Ten Chinese Woodwind Players”.
Principal Oboist of the Beijing Symphony Orchestra.
General Director of the Beijing Woodwind and Brass Association.
Jin Jingchun was born into a family of oboists. In 1987, he was enrolled at the Middle School Affiliated to the Central Conservatory of Music. He studied under the famous oboe educator Professor Zhu Dun at the Central Conservatory of Music, and upon graduation in 1997, he became a teacher there. In 2001, Jingchun became the principal oboe of the Beijing Symphony Orchestra. In 2003, financed by the China Scholarship Council, he was enrolled at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, Moscow, Russia, studying under Professor Pusheechnikov and earning a Master’s degree. While studying abroad in 2005, he won the 3rd prize for oboe at the Rimsky-Korsakov International Wind Music Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Since coming back from abroad, Jin Jingchun has been teaching oboe at the Central Conservatory of Music while serving as Director of Wind Division at the Middle School Affiliated to the Central Conservatory of Music. In addition, he has continued his position of principal oboe of the Beijing Symphony Orchestra. In recent years, his students have won highest awards for oboe in such international competitions as the U.F.A.M. International Music Competition in Paris, Fance, the Beijing International Wind Music Festival Competition, the International Competition of Young Musicians in Vladivostok, Russia, the Mravinsky International Competition for Youth in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the international competitions of the Asian Double Reed Association. Since 2010 his students have won over 30 prizes in national and international competitions. Some of his students serve as principal oboist in several orchestras, such as China NCPA Symphony Orchestra, Qingdao Symphony Orchestra and Wuhan Symphony Orchestra. Jingchun, in addition to his teaching duties at the Central Conservatory of Music, is also an advisor for the BOB project and the Yiyang project, where it is his duty to help select and train the next generation of talented Chinese musicians. In recognition for his outstanding teaching achievements, he was named Outstanding Young Teachers of Beijing in 2009, awarded Huang Yuanli Teaching Prize by the Middle School Affiliated to the Central Conservatory of Music in 2010 and in 2014, and selected as Outstanding Academic Leaders of Beijing by the Beijing Municipal Education Commission in 2012.
Besides teaching, he is also active on music stages at home and abroad in the performance of solo oboe, chamber music, symphony orchestra music. He has held very successful solo concerts in both Beijing and Bangkok, Thailand. Since 2001, Jin Jingchun has been the Principal Oboist of Beijing Symphony Orchestra, taking part in over 10000 concerts, including tours in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, South Korea, Turkey, the UK, Mexico, the USA, Chinese Taipei among other countries and regions. In 2011, he and other woodwind principal players of Beijing Symphony Orchestra jointly established the Beijing Woodwind Quintet. They held chamber music concerts in a number of music halls in Beijing and held concert tours at universities in Beijing. In 2013, Jin Jingchun was invited by the China Central Television to participate in the Glorious Blooms — music series of the China Top 10 Wind Players Concert. The shows were performed and recorded by China’s most outstanding contemporary wind players, representing the highest level of wind instrumental music performance in contemporary China.
He has been a member of the jury at several international music competitions, such as the Beijing International Wind Music Festival Competition, the International Competition of Young Musicians in Vladivostok, Russia and the Mravinsky International Competition for Youth in St. Petersburg, Russia.
In 2015, Jin Jingchun was elected as a member of the Standing Council of the Asian Double Reed Association (ADRA) and a member of the Executive Committee of the ADRA. In 2018, he received the ministry of education’s “Baogang Prize” award for excellence in teaching, and in the same year received the “Golden Emblem” prize from the Central Conservatory of Music. In 2019, he was selected to be the chairman of the Beijing Wind Association.
Johannes Grosso is solo oboe in the Frankfurter Opern- and Museumsorchester and in the Budapest Festival Orchestra. He was previously second oboe at the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
In may 2014 Johannes was awarded the 1st Prize of the prestigious Prague Spring International Music Competition. He had already won the French Oboe Association Competition (Brussels, 2007), the 5th International Competition Giuseppe Tomassini in Petritoli (Italy, 2010), the Asian Double Reed Society Competition (Taïwan, 2013) and received the 2nd prize of the Gillet-Fox Competition, organized by the International Reed Society (USA, 2013). Moreover he was awarded the Vegh Sandor Competition Prize in Budapest in 2019.
As a soloist he played with the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the Czech Radio Orchestra, the Tapei Symphony Orchestra, the Neues Bachisches Collegium Leipzig lead by famous conductors such as Christoph von Dohnányi or Daniele Gatti.
He is regularly invited as solo oboist with many of the leading european orchestras like Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, Francfort Radio Orchestra, Munich Opera among many others.
Johannes is regularly giving master classes and teaching in various music academies. In 2018, he has been appointed as an oboe teacher at the Norwegian Music Academy in Oslo.
John Eduard Lozano
JOHN EDUARD LOZANO, started his musical studies at the age of 11 under the guidance of Master Harold Fermín Vargas and Cáceres, and then perfected them at the Conservatory of the National University of Colombia under Andreass Schneider’s guidance and also took part in master classes with George Merwin (Germany), Paul Henry Fischer (Belgium), Jorge Andres Pinzon (Colombia), Peter Cocciararo (Argentina), Jean Louis Capezalli (Lyon Conservatory).
He belonged to the Youth Symphony and then to the National Band of Colombia. In 2002 he travelled to Boston to play with the National Youth Orchestra of the Americas (YOA), holding the position of principal oboe, touring across America with soloists like Yo-Yo Ma, directed by Gustavo Dudamel and Benjamin Zander.
He has been invited to play as oboe soloist in the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia and Medellin Philharmonic and also performed twice during the International Music Festival of Cartagena. He played concerts in the hall Alberto Castilla (Colombia), Theater Tolima (Colombia), Theater Colon (Colombia), American Theatre (Colombia), Theatre New England (Boston), Theater Municipal (Colombia).
Since 2003 he is appointed principal oboe of the Cali Philharmonic Orchestra and oboe professor at the Conservatory of Antonio Maria Valencia and Universidad del Valle and was invited in 2012 as a woodwind instructor to tour with “The Way of Concerti” Italy, France and Spain.
Jonathan Kelly is currently Principal Oboe in the Berliner Philharmoniker.
Jonathan Kelly was born in 1969 and was educated at Magdalen College School, Brackley, Northants, UK, where he began the oboe. He won a County Music Scholarship which enabled him to study with Helen Armstrong. While at school he played in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and later in the European Community Youth Orchestra where he was the first recipient of the Mick Baines Award. He took a degree in history at Cambridge and then studied under Celia Nicklin at the Royal Academy of Music where he won the President’s Prize. Further studies were undertaken in Paris with Maurice Bourge.
In 1991 he was appointed Principal Oboe in the City of Birmingham Syphony Orchestra, under Simon Rattle, where he remained until 2003 when he was appointed Solo (Principal) Oboe in the Berliner Philharmoniker, also under Rattle.
Juliana Koch is principal oboe of the London Symphony Orchestra (Music Director Sir Simon Rattle) and laureate of the ARD International Music Competition 2017.
Since September 2018 she teaches as professor of oboe at the Royal College of Music in London.
For her debut at the Berlin Philharmonie in 2019, Juliana performed the Richard Strauss Oboe concerto together with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. Other solo engagements include appearances with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks in the Philharmonie im Gasteig (Munich), the Münchener Kammerorchester, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra with Neeme Järvi and the Osnabrücker Symphonieorchester among others.
Juliana is an active chamber musician and has performed at many prestigious festivals around the world, including Musica Viva’s Huntingon Estate Music Festival in NSW, Australia, Lucerne Festival, Bachfest Leipzig and Paavo Järvi’s Pärnu Music Festival. She has appeared in recital performances in the Bamberg Konzerthalle, NDR Hannover and Deutschlandfunk Köln.
At the ARD international Music Competition 2017 Juliana won the second prize, audience prize and the Osnabrücker Musikpreis – no first prize was awarded.
After finishing her studies, Juliana first played as principal oboe with the Royal Danish Orchestra at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen and with Filarmonica della Scala at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, before joining the London Symphony Orchestra in 2018.
Juliana has been invited all over the world as guest principal oboe with some of the most renowned orchestras, including the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
She has worked with many of the world’s leading conductors, including Sir Simon Rattle, Bernhard Haitink, Kirill Petrenko, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Chailly, Pierre Boulez (+), Yannick Nézet-Séguin, John Elliot Gardiner and Valery Gergiev.
Juliana has been studying with François Leleux in Munich and Fabian Menzel in Frankfurt. Additionally she has been working with Jacques Tys in Paris. In her time in Munich, she has also been studying Baroque Oboe with Saskia Fikentscher.
Juliana plays a Marigaux M2 Oboe.
He born in Koblenz in 1977, Kai studied first oboe at the Luxembourg Conservatoire with Norbert Mattern.
Kai Frömbgen received the first prize of the federal competition “Jugend musiziert” three times, in 1991, 1993 and 1995. After passing his A-levels, he started studying with Professor Christian Wetzel at the School of Music and Drama “Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy”
in Leipzig. He received scholarships from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, the Villa Musica and the Richard Wagner Society.
Kai played in the European Union Youth Orchestra for two years, in 1998 and 1999. In 1999, he was offered the co- principal oboe position in the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and he then became the principal oboe of the Bamberger Symphonikern – Bayerische
Staatsphilharmonie in 2003. Kai is a keen chamber musician and performed among others with Frank-Peter Zimmermann, András Schiff, Christian Zacharias, Christoph Eschenbach and the wind ensemble Sabine Meyer.
In 2005, 2006 and 2007, he was the principal oboe of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, directed by Claudio Abbado. Kai Frömbgen became a
member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in January 2012 and worked together with conductors like Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt or Yannick Nézet- Seguin.
In 2012 Kai was appointed Professor at the Musikhochschule in Saarbrücken, from 2014 to 2018 he has been a Professor at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf. Since October 2018 he is Professor at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien, Hannover.
Kai Frömbgen is member of the Linos Ensemble and is performing worldwide. As a chamber musician and soloist he played in important concert halls like KKL Lucerne or the Suntory hall Tokio.
Marigaux Oboe and English Horn
In 1983, Kakizaki graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts, Department of Music. While attending school, he won The 51st Music Competition of Japan. In 1984 he studied abroad at Hochschule für Musik und Theater München as a DAAD Dutch Government scholarship student for a Master Degree. During his stay in Germany, he has performed with many orchestras such as Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of Europe. He came back to Japan in 1987. He won the first place at The 4th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition, Oboe Division. After playing with Sapporo Symphony Orchestra and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, currently he is holding a principal position at Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo. While actively performing as a member of Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo, a soloist and a chamber musician, he also teaches younger as an associate professor at Toho Gakuen School of Music. Kakizaki has studied with Isamu Iwasaki and Günther Passin.
He graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1992. In 1991, he became a principal oboist in New Japan Philharmonic at the age of 22 while he was still attending school. From 1995 to 1996, he studied abroad at Hochschule für Musik und Theater München as an Affinis Arts Foundation’s overseas trainee. He has studied oboe with Kazuhiko Nakayama, Akira Kitajima, Yoshiaki Obata, Yoko Kojima, Randall Wolfgang, and Günther Passin, and studied chamber music with Yuji Murai and Ryohei Nakagawa. He has performed numerous concertos by Bach, Mozart, Toru Takemitsu, and Richard Strauss with many orchestras both in and outside of Japan such as: New Japan Philharmonic under the direction of Seiji Ozawa; Japan Chamber Orchestra; I Solisti Italiani, Ensemble Archi della Scala and more. He often participates in Saito Kinen Orchestra and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. Also, he has continuously been performing as a principal oboist with NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg. In addition, he is also instructing younger generations at Tokyo College of Arts and Showa Academia Musicae as a part time instructor.
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Lajos Lencses studied at the Music Academy of Budapest, at the National Superior Conservatory of Music with Pierre Pierlot, has been awarded the prize of Geneva in 1968 and is oboe soloist at the Philharmonia Hungarica from 1967 – 1971, then principal oboe at the Symphonic Radio orchestra of Stuttgart since 1971. As a professor and oboe soloist, M Lencses is invited all over the world (Europe, USA, Asia) and is always an appreciated partner for famous musicians as Sergiu Celibidache, Karl Münchinger, Sir Neville Marriner, Christophe Eschenbach, Jean-Pierre Rampal. Discography : More than 50 discs as a soloist, many prizes as ‘’ Diapason d’Or, Choc du Monde de la Musique’’…
Hyunok Lee is born in 1981, in Seoul, Korea and now is principle oboe at Chungnam Philharmonic Orchestra and Korean Chamber Orchestra. He not only lectures at college of music at Danguk University but also teaches many young students.
With a recommendation from Prof. Thomas Indermuehle, his musical education in Europe started at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany in 1998. He studied the Master of Musical Arts with Prof. Heinz Holliger accomplishing early graduation and in 2006, he concluded masterclasses under Prof. Francoix Leleux achieving his Artist Diploma.
He was provisionally authorized to continue his music career which enabled him to actively participate in music festivals, collaborations and in orchestras in Korea as well as to 2009 IDRS in Birmingham. He also concerts with Korea Percussion Orchestra, ‘Seoul Festival’ in 2009 and takes part in International Music Festival in Seoul, Korea in 2011. In 2012, he performed a part as a soloist at Concert with the Korean Chamber Orchestra ‘The Great 3B-Bach.’ In 2013, he had solo Recital at Seoul Art Center in Seoul, Korea and concert with Korean Chamber Orchestra ‘140th anniversary Concert.’ In 2015, he performed a solo recital again at Seoul Art Center ‘with Ravel and Britten’ and participated in Seoul Art Center Culture Concert. Invited by the China conservatory in Beijing, he performed masterclasses in oboe as well as some solo recitals.
Lin Qing, renowned Chinese oboist, won the first prize in the 2013 Gillet-Hugo Fox International Competition at the 33rd International Double Reed Society (IDRS) Annual Conference in Redlands, California. He was the first Asian oboist to win this prize. Qing recorded his first CD <The world of oboe> with EMI in China. Since 2005, Qing has also been teaching at the Xi’an Conservatory of Music; principal oboe of Tempus Konnex contemporary Chamber Orchestra in Germany.
He studied with Chen Zhonghui and Zhao Baoping in China. In 2005, Qing was awarded a full scholarship to study at the Hong Kong APA with Yiu Song Lam. In 2011, Qing graduated with his first master’s degree from the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève with Prof. Maurice Bourgue. Two years later, Qing completed the Soloist Diploma at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, where he studied with Prof. Jean Louis Capezzali. In 2013, Qing won the first prize at the Meisterklasse of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig, study with Prof. Nick Deutsch, Qing is also assistant teacher of Prof. Nick Deutsch in Leipzig.
Qing is a regular recitalist and has very often being invited for master classes and concerts. He regularly plays and works with famous orchestras and conductors, such as: In Feb. of 2014 Qing played Strauss oboe concerto in D Major with Muko Chamber Orchestra in Leipzig. In 2013, Qing played the Concerto for Oboe in D minor by Lebrun with the Readlands Orchestra, conducted by Gordon Hunt and the Mozart Oboe Concerto in C Major with the Orchestra de Chamber de Lausanne. At the beginning of 2012, he was invited as soloist by the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra to play the New Year’s Concert in Bangkok… Since 2010, Qing has being invited frequently by the Macao Orchestra as a guest principal oboist. In 2006, Qing participated in Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo. During that time, Qing was invited by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra as principal oboist in Japan. Qing has been principal oboist in orchestras where he has worked with Sir Simon Rattle and Mr. Valery Gergiev.
Qing has frequently won prizes at international oboe competition during his career.
In 2010, Qing was the semifinalist at the Concours de Genève. In 2009, Qing won the third prize at the IDRS 2009 Gillet-Fox Oboe Competition in Birmingham. In 2006, Qing was a finalist at the 8th International Oboe Competition in Japan. In 2004, Qing won the second prize at the Asian Youth Music Competition in Hong Kong. In 2005, Qing won the second prize at the Second Concerto Competition for Young Instrumentalist in Beijing. In 2002, Qing won the first prize at the Chamber Music Competition in Xi’an, China.
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Life chose otherwise for someone who believed she could finish her studies in Europeand then come home to Québec to get on with other things. In just a few years,Louise Pellerin became one of the great oboists of the world.Ms. Pellerin is enjoying an exceptional international career as a soloist and chambermusician. She is invited in the world’s most prestigious festivals such as Athens, BuenosAires, Lucerne, Zürich, Salzburg, Vienna, Berlin, London, Paris, Rome, Singapore,Tokyo, San Francisco, Montréal, Toronto.Solo oboe of the Camerata Salzburg and Cappella Andrea Barca, Louise Pellerinplays alongside Heinz Holliger, Andras Schiff, Erich Höbarth, Leonidas Kavakos,Radovan Vlatkovic, Denes Varjon, Jörg Widmann.After receiving two First Prizes from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, LouisePellerin went on to study with Heinz Holliger in Freiburg (Germany), where sheobtained the prestigious soloist diploma with high distinction. She was awardedscholarships from the Canada Art Council, the Jeunesses Musicales du Canada andthe Government of Québec, and won competitions in Montreal (MSO), La Chauxde-Fonds (Switzerland) and Belgrade (Serbia).A passionate teacher, Louise Pellerin is a professor at the Zürich University of Arts anda faculty member of the Orford Academy. She gives master classes in Canada,France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Venezuela and is invited on juries forinternational competitions. Throughout her career, Louise Pellerin has been solooboist with the Cologne Radio Orchestra, Camerata Bern, Camerata Zürich, ZürcherKammerorchester, Collegium Novum, Festival Orchestra Budapest,Württembergisches Kammerorchester and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.In Québec she plays with Dom André Laberge, Luc Beauséjour, Olivier Godin, RobertLangevin, Jean François Rivest, Jacques Lacombe, Quatuor Alcan, I Musici deMontréal, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy. Louise Pellerin hasmade recordings with Atma, Decca, Denon, DGG, Novalis, Philips, Radio-Canada,WDR and Arte.
Professor at the China Conservatory of Music, Mr. Tang is the Principal oboist of the China Central Opera Orchestra, Member of China woodwind Quintet. Guest Professor in Jilin Conservatory of Music.
Mr. Tang graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music in China , he also incepted diploma at the University of Music, Saarland and University of music Drama , and Media Hannover in Germany, where he studied with Professor Dun Zhu, Professor Armin Aussem and Professor Klaus Becker.
In Germany , he has performed with the German radio Philamonie Orchestra, NDR Philharmonic Orchestra, German Chamber Philharmonie Bremen and the German Youth Philharmonie. He has also performed as soloist with the Hanover Chamber Orchestra, Homburg Symphony Orchestra, and the Brauschweg theater Orchestra. He was Practice oboe player at Nordwest German Phiharmonie and Assistant Principal oboe at Kassel Nation Theater. Before coming back to China , he used to be the principal oboist at the Bergische Symphoniker Remscheid Solingen in Germany.
Mr. Tang has joined the China NCPA Orchestra as guest principal oboe from 2008. He held a solo recital in the NCPA and also in Austria, US , Australia, and Brazil. He has given Master class in University of Music Saarland in Germany , Ewha Womans University in South Korea, Hanoi National Institute of music Vietnam，and the Central conservatory of Music in China as well.
Ludovic Armin Cora
Ludovic Armin Cora graduated from the National University of Music in Bucharest. He continued his studies at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, the Orchestra Academy in Bern (Switzerland) and at the Mannheim Musikhochschule in Germany.
Ludovic Armin Cora owes his evolvement as a soloist and as an orchestra musician to Maurice Bourgue, Günther Passin, Florenel Ionoaia, Hans Elhorst, Ingo Goritzki, Emanuel Abbühl, David Walter and Jacques Tys.
As an orchestra musician, he has gained a wide experience in the symphonic and in the opera music fields, being invited to collaborate or to compete for the following famous orchestras in Europe:
Deutsche Oper Berlin, Staatskapelle Berlin, Staatskapelle Dresden, Leipzig Gewandhaus, HR Radio Frankfurt, Frankfurt Opera House, WDR Radio Orchestra Cologne, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, BR-Munich Radio Orchestra, Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, Saarbrücken Opera House, Mannheim Opera House, Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Cannes, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, National Orchestra of France, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonia, Madrid Opera House, Bern Symphony Orchestra, Zürich Symphony Orchestra, Basel Symphony Orchestra, Zürich Opera House, The Royal Swedish Opera, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Copenhagen National Radio Orchestra, Sonderborg Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège etc.
His soloist activity includes performances with several prestigious orchestras, such as Zürich Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Concertino Tbilisi in Georgia, Simfonia Orchestra in Bucharest, Romania, Brașov Philharmonic Orchestra, Târgu Mureș Philharmonic Orchestra, Satu Mare Philharmonic Orchestra, Oradea Philharmonic Orchestra, etc.
He has also performed as an orchestra musician and a soloist with several chamber music ensembles in Luxembourg, Germany, The Netherlands, Romania, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Japan, Brasil, Italy, United Kingdom etc.
He has been invited to collaborate with media institutions such as RSI, SSR, TVR, ZDF, DR. These collaborations resulted in several recordings, live concerts and live performances.
Starting with 2015, he is the founder of www.academyofmusic.eu, a cultural and educational project that enjoys a real support and a recognition at an international level.
Ludovic Armin Cora is extremely honoured to collaborate with Marigaux Paris, whose team has shown devotion and outstanding professionalism for almost fifteen years.
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Born in 1987, Marc Lachat starts studying oboe in Alsace with Christophe le Divenah and Sébastien Giot before entering the Paris Conservatoire (Jean-Claude Jaboulay et Michel Benet) where he graduated in oboe with the unanimous congratulations from the jury in 2007.
The year after, he joins as first named the Paris Conservatoire in the class of Jacques Tys and Frederic Tardy with whom he still continues his studies.
He is passionated about orchestra music which leads him to take part in youth orchestras such as the l’Orchestre Français des Jeunes in 2007 and the Youth Orchestra of Schleswig-Holstein in 2009.
This will allow him to repeatedly play the Bach Double Concerto with soloistFrank PeterZimmermann.
In 2009, he wins First Prize unanimously designed during the Festival Musical d’Automne de Jeunes Interprètes and is also awarded for the best contemporary interpretation, which gives him the opportunity to perform as soloist in six different concertos six in and around Paris.
After a semifinal at the Geneva International Competition (2010), he distinguishes himself with a third prize at the International ARD Competition (Munich) in 2011.
After playing several months as co-soloist in the Orchestra of Tours in 2009, he takes the place of oboe soloist in the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo in January 2010.
Three years later, he is appointed principal oboe in the Basel Symphony Orchestra.
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(ROMA 1970) is since 1997 first Oboist of the Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice;
He graduated in 1988 in Florence, and continued his oboe studies with H Schellenberg in Siena, P. Borgonovo in Fiesole, C. Romano and P Pollastri.
From the beginning on, he collaborated with the most prestigious Italian Orchestras (Orchestre RAI di Roma e Torino, ORT, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra Filarmonica Veneta) and was first Oboist at l’Orchestra Sinfonica G. Verdi di Milano.
He played several times as first Oboist with the Orchestra della Fenice in pieces of : Maderna, Mozart, Haydn, Bach, Marcello, during the Symphonic season of 2007/2008, he played the concert of R. Strauss for oboe and orchestra conducted by Dimitri Kitajenko.
He is also oboe Soloist in bands such as I Solisti Veneti directed by C Scimone and Les Musicien du Louvre directed by M Minkowski.
He has recorded for BMG, Ricordi and Materiali Sonori
MARCO SALVATORI studied the oboe with Augusto Loppi at the Santa Cecilia Conservatorio, Rome and received his diploma in 1989. He continued his studies at the Accademia Chigiana, Siena,with Hansjörg
Schellenberger and in Master Classes with Maurice Borgue and Thomas Indermuhle at the Saluzzo “Scuola di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale”. He has held the post of Principal Oboe in the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Scala Philharmonic, the RAI Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale, the Israel Philharmonic and the Maggio Musicale Orchestra, Florence, under the baton of, among others, Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Valerij Gergiev, Riccardo Chailly and Gustavo Dudamel.
He has performed as a soloist in major concert halls in Italy and in Europe, for example, the Musikverein in Vienna and the Frankfurt Alte Oper with Zubin Mehta conducting. He won first prize in 1990 at the
Turin “Premio Settembre Musica” and in 1995 in the Petritoli “Giuseppe Tomassini Competition”. In 1999 he won the place of Principal Oboe in the orchestra of the Genoa Carlo Felice Theatre and a few
months later the same position in the Maggio Musicale Orchestra, Florence.
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Born in 1960, he studied with Pierino Gaburro and Alfonso Smaldone. Winner of the competition for oboe in 1983, at the RAI ( Radio Television orchestra) “Alessandro Scarlatti” in Naples, position held until 1992. With the orchestra has performed frequently as soloist, collaborating with conductors and artists of international renown. Numerous solo concerts performed including that for oboe and orchestra by Mozart, the concert of D. Cimarosa at the Salzburg Festival in 1999 and that for oboe and orchestra by R. Strauss directed by Maestro Otmar Maga in the room “Scarlatti ” by the Conservatory San Pietro a Majella in Naples. For many years he was principal oboist of the winds group “I Fiati Parma” with which, in addition to many concerts and tour, he recorded a double CD containing “Gran Partita” by Mozart and “Fröhliche Werkstatt” by R. Strauss for label “Classic Voice”. He has recorded for RAI Radio 3 Suite, BMG-Airola, CNI, Nuova Era, Dinamic, Brillant Classic and other . With the ensemble of horns “Guelfo Nalli” has performed as a soloist in Toronto and in the auditorium “Yehudi Menuhin” of the European Parliament in Brussels. From 2002 to 2005 he was principal oboe of the orchestra of the Teatro Verdi in Salerno. From 2010 to the present is invited as the first oboe soloist at the MiNensemblet, chamber ensemble in Narvik (Norway), which operates mainly in the north of the Scandinavian country. Also oboe soloist with the “Orchestra Città Aperta” in Fossa (Aquila, Italy), which deals, the production of film music for film and television. It also a member of the group “I Fiati Italiani” with which he made important concerts in Italy and recently in Finland and Malta. He has held various courses, Atri (TE), Castrocaro Terme (FC), Minori (Amalfi Coast) and holds the role of the teacher of oboe at the Conservatory of Music “Lorenzo Perosi” in Campobasso (Italy).
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Michel Crocquenoy studied in Roubaix and Versailles conservatory first, then at the National conservatory of Paris where he obtained certificates as a professor and orchestra player. He was a member of the National Orchestra of France since 1976 and played in the National Orchestra of Lille and Pays de Loire, too.
Michel Crocquenoy was tuner at Marigaux and the origin of the M2 project, launched in 2005. He left us in 2018, at the age of 74 years.
Miriam Pastor Burgos
Born in Cartagena, Spain, Miriam Pastor Burgos studied oboe with José Francisco Valero at the Murcia Conservatory from 2003 to 2007. She went on to study with Dominik Wollenweber at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik in Berlin in 2007. In 2008 she was accepted at the Karajan Academy, the orchestra academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker. She was member of the European Union Youth Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester and Spanish National Youth Orchestra.
From 2010-2011 Miriam was solo English horn in the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, from 2011-2012 solo oboist in the Komische Oper Berlin, and from 2009-2014 she played with the Mozart Orchestra of Bologna under Claudio Abbado. As a guest she played with the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Bamberger Symphoniker, the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, the NDR Sinfonieorchester Hannover and the Hessischer Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt.
In September 2012, Miriam was appointed solo English horn in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. She is a lecturer at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam since December 2015.
In March 2021, Miriam became the new Solo Oboist in the Orchestre de Paris.
Miriam plays on an oboe and an English Horn made by Marigaux
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Murat Ozulgen is born in 1969 in Izmir. He started studying oboe in 1980 in Izmir State Conservatory and graduated in 1989 as a student of Macit Kızıla.
In 1987, he won the first prize at National Music Competition for oboe. Between 1996-2006, he taught oboe and chamber music in Izmir State Conservatory. He attended oboe master-classes performed by world famous oboe artsits like Taskın Oray, Hanjörg Schellenberger and Maurice Bourgue.
Continuing his carreer as first solo oboist of Izmir State Symphony Orchestra and as a member of Izmir Wind Quintet, as a soloist in Turkey and Europe, teaching reed making as well. Murat Ozulgen plays Marigaux 910 since 22 years.
He graduated from Shizuokahigashi High School. Started playing oboe at the age of 16 and has studied with Yoshiaki Obata and Takehiko Nitori. Entered Kunitachi College of Music in 1980 and studied with Seizo Maruyama.
During his school years, he also had lessons with Helmut Winschermann, Günther Passin, Diethelm Jonas, Ingo Goritzki, and Hansjörg Schellenberger.
He graduated from Kunitachi College of Music in 1984. He joined Tokyo Symphony Orchestra as a principal player during his school year.
In 1994, he went to Germany and studied with Lothar Koch.
In 1998, he started teaching at Kunitachi College of Music as a part time instructor. After leaving Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, which he was a member for 22 years, in March 2006, he became an associate professor at Kunitachi College of Music. He also teaches at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music as a part time instructor.
Since then, he has been invited by Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Gunma Symphony Orchestra and Kioi Sinphonietta Tokyo to perform with them as a guest principal. In addition, he has been participating in the panel of Japan Music Competition and the Japan Wind and Percussion Competition, and he is on the board of directors for the Japan Oboe Association as well. He also is a member of Kunitachi Philharmoniker Ensemble and their CDs have been released.
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Born in Santa Fe, Argentina, Néstor is the Principal Oboe of the “Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires” of the Teatro Colón. He began his studies in his hometown and in 1983 was awarded First Prize in the “X National Competition for Young Soloists” in Argentina. Between 1985 and 1992 he studied with Profs. Hans Elhorst and Thomas Indermühle. In 1992, he moved to Spain where he was Principal Oboe of the “Orquesta de Córdoba”, and in 2001 returned to Argentina to join the Filarmónica de Buenos Aires as Principal Oboe.
His teaching activities include masterclasses around South America, and is professor of oboe at the “Conservatorio Superior de Música Manuel de Falla”, Buenos Aires, Argentina, as well as principal coach of the “Academia Orquestal del Teatro Colón”. Since 2009, he is co-founder of OBOEHOY, project aimed at developing educational activities for young oboists.
Founding member of the “Quinteto Filarmónico” and “Ensamble Instrumental de Buenos Aires (EIBA)”, Néstor lives an active musical life as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician, and teacher.
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Born in Israel, Nick grew up in Sydney, Australia, where he commenced his music studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with Distinction. Nick was awarded the “Gwen Nisbet” prize for most outstanding student.
An “MSOS” scholarship enabled him to continue his studies in Germany with Diethelm Jonas at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen.
As a Principal Oboe he has worked with many leading orchestras, including the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Munich Philharmonic, Radio Orchestras of Cologne (WDR), Stuttgart (SWR), Frankfurt (HR), Berlin (RSB & DSO), and Opera Houses of Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Mannheim, Cologne and Oslo under conductors such as Zubin Mehta, James Levine, Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, Gustavo Dudamel, Semyon Bychkov, Ivan Fischer, Daniel Harding, and many more. He also works regularly with various ensembles such as the Ensemble Modern, Capella Andrea Barca (Andras Schiff Ensemble) Chamber Orchestras of Munich, Stuttgart & Heilbronn, Camerata Salzburg, Klangverwaltung München, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and the Stuttgart Bach Collegium.
Nick held the position of Solo Oboe with the Frankfurt Opera Orchestra and was a member of the Budapest Festival Orchestra. He performs regularly with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and has also played as Principal Oboist with the Bayreuth Festspiel Orchestra.
As a soloist he has worked with numerous orchestras, including the Camerata Salzburg, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Munich Bach Orchestra, Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra, Frankfurt Oper and Museums Orchestra, Real Filharmonia de Galicia, Polish Chamber Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra etc.
An active chamber musician, he is a founding member of the Hindemith Quintet and works intensively with the Linos Ensemble.
Nick has performed in many major music festivals in over 40 countries on all five continents including the Salzburger Festspiel, Edinburgh International Festival, BBC Proms, La folle Journe (Nantes), Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Reihngau Musik Festival, Prague Spring Festival, Hambacher Musikfest, Bachwoche Ansbach, „Festspielen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern“, „Schwetzinger Festspiel“, Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, Hitzacker Musiktage, Weilburger Schlosskonzerte, Musikfest Stuttgart, Darmstadt Ferienkurse, Münchner Biennale, Walled City Festival (Derry), Pacific Music Festival (Japan), Tongyoeng International Music Festival (Korea), Meli Mehta Music Foundation(Mumbai), Tbilisi Wind Festival, Musica Compostela (Spain), Felicia Blumenthal International Music Festival (Tel Aviv), Sydney Festival.
He currently holds the position of Professor of Oboe at the Hochschule für Musik – „Felix Mendelsohnn Bartholdy“ in Leipzig and regularly gives masterclasses all over the world.
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Nicolas Cock-Vassiliou is born in Paris in 1981 and starts studying oboe at the age of eight with Denis Roussel.
He studies with Yves Poucel and JC Jaboulay and then at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP) in the class of Jacques Tys, graduating with two first prizes for oboe and chamber music in 2006.
He also benefits from the teaching of Maurice Bourgue, David Walter and Heinz Holliger, and particularly from Alfredo Bernardini who allowed him to perfect his skills on the baroque oboe at the Federation of Early Music in Urbino, Italy.
In 2002, he wins the 1st Prize at the prestigious Leopold Bellan competition in Paris and obtains the second prize at the International Competition F. Gillet at the IDRS Conference in Austin, Texas, in 2005. He is also a laureate of the Japanese Sony Music Foundation competition in 2006.
Nicolas helds then the place of English Horn soloist in the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, under Boulez, Abbado and Welser-Möst.
He takes part in many European festivals and chamber music concerts, particularly with his Quintet Papageno and the wind octet of the Loire. He performs as principal oboist in various ensembles such as the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Zurich Opera, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Basel Chamber Orchestra and the Camerata Salzburg, the Orchestre Philharmonique of Monte-Carlo, the Frankfurt Opera and the Deutsche Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin.
He plays as a soloist, especially with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano and the Philharmonia Bad-Nauheim, and is a guest lecturer at the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra Foundation.
From 2007-2010, Nicolas is the principal oboist of the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire and principal oboist of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSO since 2010.
The British oboist Nigel Shore studied at the Royal Academy of Music London (with Celia Nicklin, oboe and Hamish Milne, piano) and the University of London, graduating with three 1st class honours diplomas in oboe, piano and musicology, and was also awarded the coveted Queen’s Commendation of Excellence as best student of the year. He then moved to Berlin and spent two formative years studying with Hansjörg Schellenberger and four further years playing with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Herbert von Karajan und Claudio Abbado before becoming principal oboe at the Komische Oper Berlin. For 22 years, he was also principal oboe of the Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra, which specialised in early Classical repertoire under the direction of Hartmut Haenchen.
As a soloist, Nigel Shore has performed regularly in Japan, the Middle East, North, South and Central America, Russia and throughout Europe, with artists such as Hartmut Haenchen, Frank-Peter Zimmermann, Peter Schreier and Jochen Kowalski.
Nigel Shore is a founding member of The Berlin Oboe Quartet, KO5 (the wind quintet of the Komische Oper Berlin) and of Trianche, a Berlin-Los Angeles based wind trio. He is also a regular guest of the Scharoun Ensemble, Spectrum Concerts Berlin and the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet.
Having spent several years living in Brazil, Nigel Shore is particularly interested in the music of Latin America, and in breaking down the boundaries between classical music and other styles. He has recorded Brazilian popular music for oboe for Costa Records (Clouds of Rain), as well as Mexican Boleros with Rolando Villazón (¡México!) and classically inspired songs with Tori Amos (Night of Hunters) for Deutsche Grammophon, both of which were awarded an Echo Klassik prize. His latest CD Phantasy with The Berlin Oboe Quartet, featuring British quartets for oboe and strings, has just been released on Costa Records.
Who is solo oboist at Ankara State Opera and Ballet orchestra.
He was born in 1968 in Istanbul. He was started Ankara state conservatory in 1977. He graduated from İrfan Özdemir’s oboe class in 1987 at the level of bachelor degree. The same year, he passed examination of Mediterranean Youth Symphony Orchestra and gained right to go to France. He has traveled with this orchestra and given concerts in France, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Yugoslavia.
He came in second at the international competition for Oboe in Istanbul in 1987. He studied for master degree at Hacettepe University in 1998. He has worked with Prof. Maurıce Bourge in France, Prof. Georg Meerwein at academy of music of Karlsruhe, Prof.Hans Elhorst in Italy for Oboe Master Class. Also he has worked with Joros Mezzaros in Italy for professionalist of Chamber Music.
He has given some concerts at Antalya state symphony orchestra, Eskisehir symphony orchestra, Bilkent symphony orchestra as solo oboist, Also he has given concert for Chamber Music.
This oboist artist joined Ankara State Opera and Ballet orchestra in 1987 and he has been performing a duty as solo oboist. He plays Marigaux Model 910 oboe.
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Graduated from the National Conservatory of Paris , Oliver immediately joins the national orchestra Bordeaux-Aquitaine. At 23, he becomes super soloist of the Opera of Paris, forms part of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra in 2003 and, in 2009, performs with the Orchestre Philharmonique of Radio France .
His career as a soloist, chamber musician and a member of the wind ensemble Paris-Bastille makes him perform in the most prestigious international places. He is invited at the Festival of Lucerne, the Seoul Spring Festival, Wigmore Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Berlin, Moscow, Caracas. He plays with Seiji Ozawa, Emmanuel Krivine, Philippe Bernold, Jerome Pernoo…
In search of new horizons, he is the dedicatee of the Concerto Sacra by Richard Dubugnon, created in February 2015 for the ‘Presence of Radio France’ festival’s opening concert, an immediate success : ‘ Olivier Doise is nothing less than phenomenal in a dangerous part custom-made for him, he performs with courage and exceptional brilliance …’. The piece has been nominated to the French Classical Music Awards. In 2016, Olivier created the new Sonata for Oboe and Piano by Alain Louvier ‘How beautiful is Princess Salome tonight ..’
On the occasion of the 100th birth anniversary of Henri Dutilleux, he performed the Citations for oboe, Cembalo, double bass and percussion at the New Auditorium of Radio-France whose the video is available at the link http://concert.arte.tv/fr/concert-du-centenaire-dhenri-dutilleux-par-lorchestre-philharmonique-de-radio-france
With the pianist Alexandre Tharaud, he takes part in recording Francis Poulenc’s complete masterpieces. The CD that came up, recorded by Arion devoted to oboe pieces and cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach, was considered as exceptional event by Télérama magazine.
With the principal dancer Kader Belarbi , he creates a show around ‘Formeries’, oboe piece, by B.Britten, performed in 2008 at Palais Garnier, Paris.
Very enthusiaste about teaching and passing on his art, he trains future professional musicians at the Music High School of Boulogne-Billancourt, in cooperation with the Superior Pole Paris-Boulogne-Billancourt and also performs master classes worldwide . As such, he was invited to the Forget Domain, Quebec, in June 2015.
Each summer, he teaches at the international Academy Musicalp in Tignes
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Appointed principal oboe with the London Symphony Orchestra in May 2015, after having served as Principal oboe with Toulouse’s Orchestre National du Capitole (ONCT) from 2011 to 2015, Olivier Stankiewicz also wins in 2013 the first prize of the 10th International Oboe Competition in Japan and confirms at the age of 22 his place among the very skilled nowadays French oboists. Olivier studied with Eric Mège, François Meyer, Jean-Claude Jaboulay and Michel Benet, as well as with David Walter, Jacques Tys and Fédéric Tardy at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP). He also attended mastercourses with Christian Schmitt, Alexei Ogrintchouk and Maurice Bourgue and has been appointed principal oboe with the London Symphony Orchestra in May 2015.
Olivier is constantly concerned by basing musical performance on deep understanding of music scores : he studied music theory with leading figures such as Claude Ledoux, Corinne Schneider and Alain Louvier, wich allowed him to take a conducting course at the Paris Conservatoire with Philippe Ferro. He conducted the Conservatoire’s Postgraduate Orchestra (a semi-professional orchestra made of postgrad students) in concert at three occasions.
Exploring all styles, he has played with Thomas Dunford (Theorbo), the harpsichordist Jean Rondeau (Ernest Ansermet Studio – Radio Suisse Romande – during the semifinals of the 65th Geneva International Competition), the pianist Michalis Boliakis and the organist Ami Hoyano (Festival ‘’Les Orgues de Toulouse’’ in 2011).
Since he made his debut as a soloist with the Orchestre Philharmonique of Monte-Carlo at the age of 16, he has performed with Ensemble Furians (conducted by Pierre Dumoussaud), the Ensemble des Possibles and the Gunma Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Hansjörg Schellenberger).
Creator in 2008 of a solo oboe piece of the brilliant young french composer Benjamin Attahir, he is fervently concerned by modern music: he studies the contemporary repertoire, tightens strong relationships with composers, commissions pieces, have a strong interrest in all new practices such as sound painting and improvisation and is actively involved in the contemporary ensemble WARN!NG.
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Paolo Di Cioccio
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Oboe player and composer Paolo di Cioccio was born in Roma in 1963. He started his musical background by studying at the Santa Cecilia conservatory and made Superior classes with Professors Carlo Romano and Hansyoerg Schellenberger. His intense musical activity allows him to perform among the most prestigious musical organisations in the world (RAI Symphonic Orchestra, Roma Europe festival, Nuova Consonanza, Arts academy, International Chamber Ensemble, Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, orchestra G. Detrassi, Festival Mozart di Rovereto, Campus International de Musique, Festival de Sermoneta, teatro Colon di Buenos Aires, Auditorio Blas Galindo del centro National de Las Artes-Domingo, Università Veracruzana-Xalapa, Società dante Alighieri de La Plata, Centre Culturel de Saint Médard en Jalles, église du Hailland, Auditorium de Bordeaux, Schaulspiel Haus-Berlino, Dresda, Karl Marx Stadt, etc.) , working with solo players and directors such as B. Aprea, N. Samale, A. Lombard, E. Inbal, G. Gemetti, M. Caridis, P. Bellugi, A. Barbarossa, V. Bonolis, P. Mefano, Dolmetsch Ensemble,
i. Fiatti di Roma, etc. He is actually First oboe solo of the Orchestra Latina Philharmonia and of the Solisti Calabri. He has recorded as a solo player but also with chamber orchestras CDs for RCA-BMG Ariola, EDI PAN, RUSTY, JOKER, MMM, RUGGINENTI, ERGA etc. He is Professor of the oboe department at the Conservatory F. Torrefranca di Vibo Valentia and at the Politechnic school Scientia et Ars. In 1990, he decides to become a composer and creates “avant-garde” music pieces. In most of the festivals dedicated to Contemporary Music such as Nuova Consonanza, Nuovi Spazi Musicali, etc. publiant pour BMG Ariola RICORDI, RAI TRADE, EDI PAN, BERBEN, BIXIO, he introduces many of his creations. He then leads his research around oboe and electronic technology. This new path drives to new CD creations with these labels ERGA, DOMANI MUSICA, VIDEORADIO e MUSICA MAXIMA MAGNETICA praised by unanimous reviews in Italy and abroad. Paolo di Cioccio is one of the most interesting and well-known « electronic » composer.
PAOLO POLLASTRI has been Principal Oboe in the Orchestra dell’Accadamia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia sine 1990. He was born in Bologna in 1960 and obtained his diploma studying under Sidney Gallesi. He continued his studies at the Accademia Chigiana with Lothar Faber and received his Diploma, with Honours in 1977. He went on to study under Paul Dombrecht at the Brussels Conservatory where he gained First Prize for the Baroque and modern instrument. He has won several National and International Competitions and played Principal Oboe in numerous orchestras: the Italian Youth Orchestra in 1977; at the Teatro Comunale in Genoa, in the Rome RAI orchestra; between 1982 and 1990 in the ORT – Orchestra della Toscana and, as well as with the ORT and the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, he has performed as a soloist with the
Solisti Veneti, the Accademia Bizantina, the Virtuosi Italiani and the Symphonia Perusina under the direction of Carlo Maria Giulini, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Andrea Pappano, Daniele Gatti and Piero Bellugi.
He has played chamber music with pianists Myung-Whun Chung, Andrea Pappano, Alexander Lonquich, Michele Campanella, with the Chicago String Trio, with the Wind Quintet ” del Novecento” and the Italian Wind Ensemble. He has a parallel activity with old instruments and has played under the direction of Frans Brüggen, Martin Haselboeck, Fabio Biondi and been a soloist with Gustav Leonhardt, Christopher Hogwood, Roger Norrington, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Federico Maria Sardelli. He has recorded for the following companies: Erato, EMI France, Denon, Tactus, Fonè, Materiali Sonori, Europa Musica, Stradivarius and Naïve.
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After a first prize won at the National Conservatory of Limoges in 1973, Pascal Saumon studied at the National Superior Conservatory of Paris with Pierre Pierlot (oboe) and Maurice Bourgue (Chamber Music) and is awarded 2 first prizes in 1980. Appointed principal oboe of the Concerts Lamoureux from 1978 – 1980, he is nominated second English Horn / oboe soloist in the National Orchestra of France and becomes first oboe soloist in 1990. Pascal Saumon is a member of the wind quitet of the National Orchestra of France as well as a professor in France (Nice / Versailles) and abroad (USA / Japan). His discography contains French sonatas for oboe and piano (Maguelone), the sextet for wind quintet and piano (Poulenc) and also the Quintets of Mozart and Beethoven.
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Onl (Orchestre National de Lyon) since 1985
Oboe, theory, harmony, chamber music at Grenoble CRR
Oboe and chamber music at the National School of Music in Créteil (Professor Jacques Chambon)
Oboe and chamber music at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris
1st Prize CRR Grenoble in 1979
1st Prize of the NHS in 1981 Créteil
1st Prize for oboe and chamber music at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris in 1984
Guest at the Orchestre de Paris, Orchestra of the Opera de Paris, Orchestre National de France, Philharmonic Radio France, the European Community Orchestra under the direction of conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Daniel Baremboim , Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa and Georges Pretre.
Artistic director of the festival Nuits Musicales du château de Tournon between 1987 and 1999.
Music director of the Camerata Chamber Orchestra of France from 1989 to 1994.
Music director of the Symphony Orchestra of Saint-Etienne CRR 2006-2010.
He has conducted orchestras such as the Geneva Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra del Sur (Venezuela), the National Orchestra of Lyon, Marseille Opera, Symphony Orchestra of Caracas, Medellin Symphony Orchestra.
Pascal Zamora is deeply involved in the cultural life of his community where he lives (Lentilly) offering all year cultural programming to educate the public in rural areas.
Principal Oboist of the Colorado Symphony since 1993 and Teaching Professor of Oboe at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Peter Cooper has taught and performed as soloist with orchestras in Asia, Europe and the United States. He previously held positions in the San Francisco Symphony and Principal Oboist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestras.
Mr. Cooper has commissioned and premiered five oboe concertos. He has recorded the Strauss and David Mullikin Oboe Concertos with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. He previously recorded the Heinrich Schweizer Oboe Concerto with the London Philharmonic. He has also premiered concertos by Bill Douglas and Gregory Walker with the Colorado Symphony. He recently played a new concerto by Kevin Puts with the Colorado Symphony that was co-commissioned by the Colorado and Baltimore Symphonies. His recording of music for oboe and harp, “Whispers of the Past” has been featured on National Public Radio in the United States.
A prize winner in the Tokyo International Oboe Competition, Peter Cooper is a frequent guest Principal Oboist with many American orchestras. He has toured and recorded with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and has played first oboe with the Boston, Atlanta, Seattle, Houston, San Diego and Milwaukee Symphonies as well as the Israel Chamber Orchestra.
Mr. Cooper has been on the summer faculty of the Rocky Ridge Music Center since 2011.
Marigaux has sponsored Mr. Cooper in recitals and masterclasses throughout the United States as well as in Asia and at the Conservatories of Paris and Lyon. He has been their American consultant in the development of the new “A” model oboe specifically designed for the American market.
A graduate of Northwestern University, he studied with Ray Still and Gladys Elliot.
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Born in 1988 in Granada, Spain, Ramón Ortega starts studying with Miguel Quiros at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica Granada when he is only 8 years old.
Graduated in 2007, he is directly awarded the first prize for oboe in the 56th International Music contest organized by ARD in Munich, as well as the first prize all categories.
He wins, in the same year, the Special Mention Editorial Prize during the International Oboe Contest in Paris.
Ramón Ortega integrates the Barenboim-Said foundation
Academy in Sevilla in 2004, leraning with Gregor Witt, oboe soloist in the Staatskapelle Berlin and will follow his teacher later to Rostock.
He is member of the Spanish National Youth Orchestra since 2005.
In January 2008, Ramón Ortega becomes oboe soloist in the famous symphony orchestra of the Bayrische Rundfunk in Munich.
We are sure that this particularly gifted young musician will continue his dazzling ascension and enrapture the amateur for a kind of eternity.
His revolutionary vision of the oboe, the risky interpretations always on the edge and its addictive sound, make Robert Silla an oboist of reference.
Highlighte by critics for his “assurance, poise and elegance”, Robert Silla combines his work in orchestras, with chamber music concerts and recitals.
With a long experience as an orchestra soloist, at 22 he won his first position as a principal oboe in the Orquesta de Oporto. Later he became part of the Orquesta Nacional de España, where he continues to carry out this work. In addition, he has been a guest at the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, where he has played with Maestros such as Riccardo Chailly, Daniel Gatti and Georges Pêtre among others.
Robert Silla is also a guest musician at Gävle Simfoniorkester and Plural Ensemble and has collaborated with Orquestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu, Orquestra de Cadaques, Orquesta Musicaeterna and festivals such as Rurhtriennale or Salzburg.
In 2008 he participated in the first online audition worldwide for the Youtube Symphony Orchestra, which led him to play at Carnegie Hall with Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas. A media experiment that was echoed by the international press.
His interest in chamber music has led him to undertake projects in which the originality and the reivindication of all the oboe’s possibilities are key elements, such as the Ensemble Sinergia, an eclectic group that was a resident ensemble at the Teatro Arenal in Madrid, or his peculiar Oboe Solo recitals.
Trained at the Valencia and Castellón conservatories, where he obtained the extraordinary end-of-degree prize in the Vicente Llimerà class and the Euterpe award for the best academic career, he extended his studies with Emanuel Abbühl at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Mannheim and with Maurice Bourgue in private classes, besides dedicating himself to the study of historical interpretation with Albert Romaguera.
Robert Silla is a Marigaux artist and plays with an oboe Marigaux model 901.
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Graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.
At the time of graduation, she performed in front of the Imperial family at the Touka Music hall, located inside the Imperial Palace.
She studied under many famous players such as Tomoyuki Hirota, Yoko Kojima, Fumiaki Miyamoto and Francois Leleux.
She won first place both at the Double Reed contest of the 4th International Music Festival Tsuyama and the oboe division of the 13th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition.
She studied abroad at Munich Richard Strauss School of Music as an overseas research personnel of the Cultural Affairs Agency.
After performing in the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, she joined the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo in 2004.
In 2008, she released her first solo album “CAPRICCIO” from Meister- Music.
Currently, she is the oboist and English horn player of the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo and a member of Trio Cinq Anches.
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Stefan Schilli studied at the conservatories in Trossingen and Karlsuhe, before becoming solo oboist with the Bavarien Radio Symphony orchestra in 1991- at the young age of 20.
He won the Prague Spring International Mucis Competition as well as the ARD International Mucis Competition in
1996 , after having already triumphed at the German Music Competition in 1993.
Stefan Schilli ranks among the leading oboists of his generations and the meanwhile performs on all great concert stages all over the world.
For his debut appearance in the Berlin Philharmonie he performed the Oboe Concerto by Richard Strauss accompanied by the Deutsches Symphonieorchester Berlin. His solo engagements include appearances with famous conductors, e.g. Lorin Maazel, Mariss Jansons, Franz Welser-Möst, Sir Colin Davis , Reinhard Goebel, Christopher Hogwood, among others.
He regularly gives guest performances in Southeast Asia, in the United States, in Russia or at renowned festivals like the Edinburgh Festival, the Bath Festival or the Pablo Casals Festival.
Aside from his professorship at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, which he has held since 2004, Stefan Schilli is a regularly guest lecturer at distinguished institutes , such as the Escuela Reina Sofia in Madrid , the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki or the Mc Gill University in Montreal.
His multi-facetted work is demontrated by numerous CD and television recordings.
Since many years he also playing the baroque oboe and is member of the ensemble “L’accademia giocosa”.
He is originally from Fukui-ken, Haramachi-shi (current Minamisoma-shi). Dropped out from Toho Gakuen Music Department. He has studied oboe with Shigeru Suzuki, Takehiko Nitori, Kozo Kakizaki and Fumiaki Miyamoto. In October 2000, he won 3rd place in the Oboe Division at The 69th Music Competition at Japan (co-hosted by NHK and Mainichi Shinbun). He has performed with leading orchestras in Japan as a guest principal and also as a freelance musician many times. He has also performed with Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku, Saito Kinen Orchestra, and Miyazaki International Music Festival. As a soloist, he has performed with Prague National Theatre Orchestra, Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra, Nodame Orchestra and etc. Today, he is a member of Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and also a member of ARCUS and Quintet-H.
Tom grew up in North Wales where he began learning the Oboe aged 10. He studied at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music where he was taught by Rachael Pankhurst and was a member of both the National Youth Orchestra of Wales and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for a number of years.
Tom graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in the summer of 2017 shortly before joining the Philharmonia Orchestra as their new Joint Principal Oboe just a couple of months later at the age of 22. While at the Academy he studied with his predecessor at the Philharmonia, Christopher Cowie and London Philharmonic principal Ian Hardwick. Tom is now a professor of oboe at the Royal Academy of Music, a role he undertook only a year following completion of his own studies there.
Tom’s career so far, outside of the Philharmonia, has led him to play Principal Oboe with The London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Aurora Orchestra and can be heard on many film and commercial soundtracks. He regularly plays and tours with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, with whom he has travelled to America and all over Europe.
While not playing music Tom can be found on the tennis court withfriends; a favourite past time along with watching the sport live. He supports Chelsea Football Club and has an unhealthy (and expensive) obsession with technology.
One of the most active romanian musicians of his generation, Valentin Ghita studied oboe with Florin Ionoaia at the National University of Music Bucharest and with Aurel Marc at the “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca. He also received the teaching of leading soloists such as François Leleux, Albrecht Mayer, David Walter, Gregor Witt, Diego Dini Ciacci, Christian Schmitt, Dorin Gliga, Hans Elhorst during masterclasses he attended.
Valentin Ghita is the winner of five national oboe competitions. As a soloist he performed with orchestras such as Romanian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Moldavian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucharest Radio Chamber Orchestra, Transilvania Philharmonic Orchestra, Pitești Philharmonic Orchestra, Botoșani Philharmonic Orchestra, Târgoviște Philharmonic Orchestra, Napoca Chamber Orchestra, Focșani Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Lanto Arte.
He has performed in some major music festivals such as George Enescu International Festival, International Radio Orchestras Festival, in regional festivals such as Masan Contemporary Music Festival, Eulsukdo Composition Music Festival Busan, Varna Summer International Music Festival, Mărțișor International Festival Chișinău, Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, Sibiu, Craiova and Timișoara Music Festivals, Balcic Clasic Days. He performed under conductors such as Lawrence Foster, Christan Zacharias, James Gaffigan, Asher Fisch, Cornelius Meister, James Judd, Leo Hussain, Ion Marin, Julien Salemkour, Cristian Măcelaru, David Cresenzi, Case Scaglione, Peter Feranec, Mihail Agafița, Cristian Mandeal. He was a guest oboist in concerts with Romanian National Youth Orchestra, Neue Internationale Philharmonie, Mozart Kammerphilarmonie, Bombay Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Regala, Profil and Devotio Moderna new music ensembles.
His passion for teaching began as a guest lecturer in Mumbay, invited by The Bombay Chamber Orchestra Society in 2005. He was appointed full chamber music professor at “Sigismund Toduță” Music College Cluj-Napoca from 2006 until 2008, associate chamber music professor at the “Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy Cluj-Napoca from 2008 until 2009 and he is currently oboe professor at the National University of Music Bucharest.
Chamber music occupies a central focus in his musical life, performing regularly with Bucharest Winds which he founded in 2013. Attached to the modern music, he is actively interested in new repertoire for oboe which he constantly presents as a member of Sonomania contemporary music ensemble. Valentin Ghita is principal oboist of the Romanian National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bucharest.
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Viola Wilmsen studied with Diethelm Jonas, Jacques Tys and Dominik Wollenweber. She obtained important impulses fromDavid Walter, Maurice Bourgue and Jonathan Kelly. After three years as principal oboe of the “Deutsche Oper Berlin” she took over the position of principal oboe of the “Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin” under Tugan Sokhiev.
As first women and German national Viola won the first prize at the 9th International Oboe Competition in Japan. She obtained first prizes in the international contest “Audi Mozart” of the Italian Mozart-Society and the Mozarteum of Salzburg/Austria, the international contest “Michal Spisak” in Poland, and the contest “Young Musician of the Year” in England with oboe and piano. The award of the auditorium she gained in the international competition “Louis Spohr” in Germany.
In the German contest “Jugend musiziert” she won first prizes in the categories oboe, chamber music, trumpet and piano.
As a soloist she has worked with orchestras like the “Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra”, Japan, “Astana-Chamber-Orchestra”, Yokohama/Japan, “Euro-Kammerorchester”, Aachen/Germany, “Haydn-Orchester” of Bozen and Trento/Italy, “Klassische Philharmonie”, Bonn and “Münchener Kammerorchester”.
She has performed in many major music festivals and worked with conducters like Christoph Eschenbach, Valery Gergiev, Marek Janowsky, Yakov Kreizberg, Andris Nelsons, Riccardo Chailly, Sir Roger Norrington and Gianandrea Noseda.
As guest she played with the “Bamberger Symphoniker”, “Staatsoper München”, “Staatsoper Berlin”, “Oper Frankfurt”, “Rundfunk Symphonie Orchester Berlin”, “Berliner Philharmoniker” and “Camerata Bern“.
Viola was a scholarshipholder of the Swedish “Ad Infinitum Foundation” as well as “Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben”, “Jürgen Ponto-Stiftung”, “Oscar und Vera Ritter-Stiftung”, “Stiftung Villa Musica” and “Deutscher Musikrat”.
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Vojtěch started his oboe studies at Říčany Children’s Music School. He continued at the Prague Conservatory with Pavel Tylšar and Jan Thuri. After entered Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, instructed by Jurij Likin (Solo Oboist of Prague Symfony Orchestra) and finished his master studies at the Anton Bruckner University of Arts with Josef Blank (Solo Oboist of Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz München). Additionally, he has been working with Jérôme Guichard in Lyon. He absolved internship at the Music University Stuttgart under Christian Schmitt. He has participated in masterclasses of Maurice Bourgue, Thomas Indermühle, J. L. Capezzali and David Walter. In 2004 and 2008 he won 2nd and 3rd prizes at the Concertino Praga Competition.
Vojtěch Pospíšil was a solo oboe of the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra. Also performed with the orchestra of the Opera of South Bohemian Theater in České Budějovice as well as in the Revolving Theatre in Český Krumlov. He is regularly invited to many Czech and foreign orchestras. Among others for example the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra, the orchestra of the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Pilsen, Theatre of F. X. Šalda in Liberec, Orchestra of the Slovak National Theater, Landestheater Niederbayern Passau, Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic Orchestra, Donau Philharmonie Wien, West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Mariánské Lázně, Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, Capella Istropolitana, Chamber Orchestra of Bohdan Warchal.
He has worked with conductors such as Daniel Raiskin, Karsten Januschke, Ondrej Lenárd, Petr Altrichter, Jiří Štrunc, Peter Valentovic, Mario De Rose, Zdeněk Klauda, Martin Peschík, Ondrej Olos etc.
He is actively interested in chamber and solo interpretation. The repertoire of Vojtěch Pospíšil covers music from Baroque to contemporary music – it includes all the major oboe concerts by Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann, Alessandro Marcello, Tomaso Albinoni, Bohuslav Martinu, Antonio Vivaldi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Strauss, Vaughan Williams ect.
In summer of 2018, he performed at a soloistic tour in Germany and West Bohemia under the auspices of the Bavaria-Bohemia Cultural Center (CeBB).
In winter of 2018, he organized an interpretation oboe masterclass for students of oboe in Ekaterinburg (Russia).
Nowadays Vojtěch Pospíšil holds the position of solo oboe in the Leipziger Symphonieorchester.
Washington Barella studied from 1984 to 1986 at the Hanover University of Music with Ingo Goritzki and continued his training from 1988 to 1990 at the Hartt School of Music, Hartford with Humbert Lucarelli.
He was a first prizewinner at the Concert Artists Guild International New York Competition in 1990 and was awarded third prize at the “ARD Musikwettbewerb” in Munich, Germany in 1991.
Since then Washington Barella has performed with orchestras such as the Bayerischer Rundfunk, the Heilbronn Chamber Orchestra, the SWR Sinfonieorchester, the State Symphony of Sao Paulo (OSESP), the Annapolis Symphony an the Savannah Symphony, among others. As a chamber musician he has toured the United States, Japan, Brazil and most European countries.
He has served as jury member at important international competitions such as the ARD Musikwettbewerb, the Markneukirchen Musikwettbewerb, The Muri International Oboe Competition in Switzerland and the Internationaler Aeolos Bläserwettbewerb in Düsseldorf, Germany. Mr. Barella has given master classes in Germany, Sweden, the USA, Japan, Taiwan, Costa Rica, China, Russia and his own Brazil.
Washington Barella was Principal Oboist of the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg from 1992 to 2016. In 2012 he was appointed at the University of the Arts Berlin in Germany as Professor of Oboe.
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Malher Chamber Orchestra Solo oboe.
Member of “Oboe V five”.
Assistant of Thomas Indermuehle in Musikhochschule Karlsruhe/Germany.
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Principal Oboist of Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra
Born in 1971 at Kyoto Japan
Started learning the oboe at Kyoto OTANI high school.
During his attendance at SOAI university music faculty, he became an associate player of “Osaka Century Orchestra”.
After graduating first in SOAI university, he performed in many concerts,
such as “Tokyo Yomiuri Annual Concert by new musicians” etc. and then went abroad to Europe.
He entered University of Music and Dramatic Arts Mozarteum Salzburg in Austria and graduated with excellent marks.
After returning to Japan, he joined the “Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra”.
As an oboist, he performed in famous bands such as “NHK Symphony Orchestra”, “Kyoto Symphony Orchestra”, “Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra”, “Hyogo PAC Orchestra”, “Salzburg Kammer Philharmony.” and performed an active part as an associate player in many other
Also as a soloist, he played concerto in “Osaka Century Orchestra”, “Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra”, “Salzburg Junge Philharmony.” and many other orchestra’s.
Furthermore, he guest performed in music festival’s all over the world such as International Festival Echternach Carinthian Summer Music Festival, International Festival Nicosia Republic of Cyprus and Germany, France, China etc.
Recently he has expanded his field of action to Korea and held a duo recital at “Busan Cultural Center” in 2006, also was invited to hold a master class at Dong-Eui University of Korea in 2007.
He is now concentrating and working closely to teach the younger generations.
So far he has studied the oboe under Lothar KOCH (Former Principal oboist /Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra), Gunther PASSIN (Former Principal oboist /Berlin Radio Philharmonic Orchestra), Isamu IWASAKI (Former professor emeritus at Kyoto City University of Arts).
Also has frequently attended the master class of Ingo GORIZKI (professor at Stuttgart University of Music).
Studied chamber music under Radovan VLATKOVIC(French Horn), Alois　BRANDHOFER (Clarinet), Richard GALLER (Fagott).
He won first prize at the Double Reed Contest of the Tsuyama International Music Festival.
Currently the principal oboist of Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra
Oboist at Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra. Born in Okayama Pref.
Started oboe at the age of 14 and studied under Makoto Arimichi. Entered Sakuyo Junior College of Music, learning from the late Isamu Iwasaki and Tsuyoshi Kohno. After graduation, worked as a part-time lecturer at the college.
In 1989, held a joint concert of trumpet and oboe with her younger brother, Shigenori Nakagawa. After that, she entered University of Music and Theatre Hamburg in Germany, studying under Reiner Helwig.
Since 1991, a member of Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, performed Mozart, Richard Georg Strauss and a lot of the other musical pieces at the regular concerts with this orchestra. In 1993, performed oboe concerto by Martinu at the 140th regular concert as a Japan premiere. In 2011, performed “oboe concerto” by Arnold at 17th Regular Concert in Fukuyama as a Japan premiere.
In 2014, examiner in oboe at The Music Competition of Japan sponsored by Mainichi Shimbun and NHK.
A part-time lecturer at Elisabeth University of Music. A member of the oboe ensemble “ENSEMBLE LES PECHES” and “Ensemble la Passerelle”.
Enrolled in Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Paris after graduating Tokyo College of Music as a special scholarship student. In 2015, she completed the Oboe course and the Orchestra Department at the Conservatory with the best results unanimously.
The 3rd place at the 2011 9th Tokyo Music Competition, 1st place at the 10th Tokyo College of Music Competition and the winner at the 82nd Japan Music Competition in 2013. Performed as a soloist with Japan Century Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and the others. Yamaha Music Study Abroad Scholarship student. Participated in PMF2014.
Studied oboe under Ikuko Takayama, Fumiaki Miyamoto, Kenichi Furube and Nora Cismondi, and studied English horn under Christophe Grindel.
After the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra, presently the principal oboe of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo.