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Odette Cotton


Professional Orchestral

  • English National Opera - Guest Principal and Cor Anglais
  • Philharmonia Orchestra - Cor Anglais
  • BBC Concert Orchestra - Guest Principal, 2nd Oboe and Cor Anglais
  • English National Ballet - Guest Principal, 2nd Oboe and Cor Anglais
  • London Mozart Players - Guest Principal and 2nd Oboe
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra - 2nd Oboe and Cor Anglais
  • English Symphony Orchestra - Guest Principal, 2nd and Cor Anglais
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - 2nd Oboe and Cor Anglais
  • London Concertante
  • The Studio Orchestra - 2nd Oboe and Cor Anglais
  • London Concert Orchestra - Principal
  • Bath Philharmonia - principal
  • English National Orchestra - 2nd Oboe and Cor Anglais
  • Southern Sinfonia, 2nd Oboe
  • Sinfonia Cymru - principal
  • New London Sinfonia
  • London Sinfonietta Academy
  • Southbank Sinfonia - rotating principal
  • Chipping Camden Festival Orchestra
  • LSO Donatella Flick Conducting Competition - principal
  • Thames Chamber Orchestra
  • National Symphony Orchestra


  • My Fair Lady - ENO 2022
  • "Wicked" - UK and Ireland Tour 2018 (chair holder)
  • "Aladdin" - Disney's West End production (deputy)
  • "Miss Saigon" - UK Tour 2017 (deputy)
  • "Mary Poppins" UK Tour 2016 - A Disney and Cameron Mackintosh production
  • "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" UK Tour 2016 - A Music & Lyrics production
  • "Oklahoma" UK tour 2015 - produced by Music & Lyrics
  • "The Sound of Music" - Irving Street Productions
  • “YouMeBumBumTrain” - rotating principal
  • Pianist for Sullivan's "Cox and Box" and Menotti's "The Telephone" - Irrational Theatre

Session work for recordings and music videos

  • Rosie Danvers-Wired Strings
  • “GHOSTS” - BBC Series - Principal Oboe and Cor Anglais
  • Signum Records - Recording with Alessio Bax - principal
  • Recording with Dionne Warwick and Joe McElderry - Angel Studios
  • Work with various chamber ensembles featuring performances for the LSO patrons' annual celebration, Buckingham Palace Investitures, recitals at the Crush Room in the ROH amongst others

Orchestral Training

  • London Sinfonetta Academy
  • ENO “Sir Charles Mackerras: A Celebration In Music”
  • The Orion Orchestra
  • Charities Philarmonia

Solo Performances

  • 'Quiet City' by Aaron Copland with Cor Anglais, Trumpet and Southbank Sinfonia String Orchestra
  • Martinu's 'Sinfonia Concertante with Southbank Sinfonia
  • The Wigmore Hall - Edmund Rubbra Sonata for Oboe op.100
  • Solo Oboe with the Delme String Quartet

Musical Education and Qualifications

  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama - Master of Arts 2010-2011
  • Royal Academy of Music - BMus Hons 2006-2010

Professors: Melanie Ragge, Celia Nicklin, Jill Crowther, Alison Teale, Gordon Hunt


  • Simon Over - Musical Director of the Southbank Sinfonia
  • James Murphy – Managing Director of the Southbank Sinfonia
  • Alison Teale – Principal Cor Anglais with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and professor of Oboe at the GSMD 

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Oboe, Cor Anglais, Oboe d'Amore