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Jacques Tys (France)

Principal Oboe of the Paris Opera Orchestra and Professor of oboe at the Paris Conservatoire.


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Robert Orr (New Zealand)

Currently the Principal Oboe of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Robert has also held the posts of principal cor anglais and associate principal oboe since he joined the NZSO in 1995.

Robert has played as guest principal oboe with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and as an extra in the London Philharmonic, The Philharmonia and the City of London Sinfonia.

He is an established recital artist and soloist having appeared for the New Zealand Festival, Christchurch Festival, Chamber Music New Zealand, Southern Sinfonia and the NZSO.
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Gordon Hunt (United Kingdom)

Gordon was born in London and studied with Terence MacDonagh. He appears throughout the world as soloist and conductor and plays with many renowned chamber ensembles. In addition he has a distinguished orchestral career, currently being principal oboe of the Philharmonia and London Chamber Orchestras. He previously held the same post with the London Philharmonic. He is also a principal oboe of The World Orchestra for Peace.

Regarded as one of the world’s leading oboists, he has appeared regularly as soloist with international orchestras and major conductors. Over more than three decades he has played concertos and recitals on six continents.

In April 2005 he was honoured to be invited to play the Adagio from Albinoni’s D minor oboe concerto at the Service of Dedication and Prayer, celebrating the marriage of TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Gordon Hunt has recorded extensively for Decca, EMI, BMG, Virgin and BIS, with music by composers from Bach to Malcolm Arnold and Vagn Holmboe, including all of Mozart’s solo music, and the Richard Strauss concerto, acclaimed in the Penguin CD Guide as the finest version available.

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Alexandre Oguey (Switzerland/Australia)

Currently Principal Cor Anglais with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Alexandre is the winner of several competitions including the Swiss Radio Competition, the Migros Chamber Music competition, and the Martigny International Chamber Music competition.

Alexandre Oguey is an active chamber musician, and has performed throughout Europe with the prize-winning Wildwind quintet, and many other wind ensembles

Before moving to Australia to join the Sydney Symphony, Alexandre Oguey was Associate Principal Oboe in the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra (1990-1997).

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Diana Doherty (Australia)

Diana Doherty was born in Brisbane and began studying violin, piano and oboe at the ages of six, seven and eight respectively. She won the Other Instruments section of the ABC Instrumental and Vocal Competition and was named Most Outstanding Competitor Overall for 1985. She then studied in Zurich with Thomas Indermuhle and took courses with Maurice Bourge. She won first prizes in the International Lyceum Club Competition, the International Chamber Music Competition in Martigny and Prague Spring Festival Competition of 1991, where she was awarded an additional prize for best interpretation of a Czech concerto, performing Martinů. She was joint winner of the 1995 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York. Between 1990 and 1997, Diana Doherty was Principal Oboe in the Symphony Orchestra of Lucerne and a member of the Basler Kammerensemble, the Lucerne Wind Soloists and the trio La Patisserie. Her first CD of concertos by Haydn, Mozart, Martinů and Zimmerman with the Symphony Orchestra of Lucerne was released in Europe on Pan Classics in 1995. She joined the Sydney Symphony as Principal Oboe in July 1997.  She has performed with all of the Symphony Australia network orchestras, touring China with the Queensland Orchestra in 1994. She has been a soloist at the Prague Spring, MusicaRiva, Bratislava Music, Brisbane and Spoleto Festivals.
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Eve Newsome (Australia)

Eve has a versatile and exciting career as an orchestral, chamber and solo player of oboe, oboe d'amore and cor anglais. 

Eve has been appointed to orchestral positions in the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony and Orchestra Victoria and guested with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Singapore Symphony and the Sydney, Adelaide and Queensland Symphony Orchestras.

She is a founding member of a range of ensembles including the recently formed Brisbane-based ensemble The Lunaire Collective, an Ensemble in Residence at the Conservatorium in 2013.
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