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Ruth Contractor


Royal Northern College of Music.  Gained GRNCM (Graduate diploma) and                                                 PPRNCM (Professional Performance diploma).  Teachers: Peter Graeme,                                                 Robin Canter.

Manchester University.  Gained BMus degree with Honours.

Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart.  Gained                                                 Postgraduate degree.  Professor Ingo Goritzki.

Principal Oboe experience.

                                                Principal oboe of Scottish Ballet.  Position held since Feb 2007.
                                                Scottish Chamber Orchestra.  Recordings include Schubert C Major with
                                                Sir Charles Mackerras.  Numerous concerts and broadcasts.

                                                Orchestra Mozart.  Orchestra based in Bologna, invited by Claudio Abbado
                                                to play principal.  Recordings include CD with Anna Nebtrenko in Mozart                                                 arias and with Martha Argerich in Mozart Piano concertos.

                                                Mahler Chamber Orchestra.  Recordings and concerts with Claudio
                                                Abbado and Daniel Harding.  Festivals in Aix en Provence and Ferrara.

                                                Frankfurt Opera.

                                                Budapest Festival Orchestra, concerts and broadcasts in Hungary and

                                                Manchester Camerata.  Recording of Mozart last 3 symphonies with
                                                Douglas Boyd.

                                                Hallé orchestra.

                                                City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

                                                English Chamber Orchestra.

                                                Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.

                                                Britten Sinfonia.

                                                Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

                                                BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

                                                Royal Ballet Sinfonia.  (Birmingham Royal Ballet)

                                                City of London Sinfonia.

                                                English National Ballet.

                                                English Touring Opera.

                                                Orchestra of St John's.

                                                Irish Chamber Orchestra.

                                                Worthing Symphony Orchestra.

                                                Chroma Ensemble.

                                                Sussex Opera.

                                                Music Theatre Wales.

Second oboe and Cor anglais experience.
                                                Chamber Orchestra of Europe.  Numerous recordings, concerts and

                                                Berliner Philharmoniker.

                                                Philharmonia Orchestra.

                                                BBC Symphony Orchestra.

                                                Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.

                                                Royal Opera House Orchestra.

                                                BBC Concert Orchestra.

                                                Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

                                                BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra.

                                                BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

                                                English National Opera.

                                                Opera North.

                                                Northern Sinfonia.   

Solo Work.
                                                Concertos and chamber concerts for English Mozart Ensemble.  Bach
                                                Double concerto for Oboe and Violin, Bax Oboe Quintet, Finzi Oboe                                                 Quartet.

                                                Concertos for Brandenburg Sinfonia.  Bach Double concerto for Oboe and
                                                Violin, Albinoni oboe concerto.
Chamber Music.
                                                Played with English String Quartet in their Chamber music festival.  Mozart
                                                Piano and Wind.

                                                Played and recorded wind serenades with Deutsche Blaser Soloisten in
                                                concerts in Germany and Europe.

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