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Alun Darbyshire


Orchestral Experience

Principal Oboe - Glyndebourne Touring Opera 1997 – 2006

Guest Principal Oboe with –

Philharmonia (& Cor anglais)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Concert Orchestra
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Halle Orchestra
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Academy of St Martin in the fields
English Chamber Orchestra
London Mozart Players
Northern Sinfonia
Irish Chamber Orchestra
London Sinfonietta
Birmingham Contempary Music Group
Auckland Philharmonia
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House (& Cor Anglais)
English National Opera Orchestra
Garsington Opera

Solo and Chamber Music

Performed as soloist with London Festival Orchestra, Northern Chamber Orchestra,
Brighton Philharmonic, Adderbury Ensemble and Northern Sinfonia.

As a member of Ovid Ensemble (oboe, piano and strings) performed in Wigmore Hall,Purcell Room and Bridgewater Hall.

Appeared extensively on BBC Radio 3 including performance of Mozart and Britten Oboe Quartets with Ovid Ensemble and featured as a soloist in their ‘Young Artists Forum’ and‘In Tune’.

Performed with English Chamber Orchestra Wind Ensemble.

Recorded Albinoni  and Marcello concertos with Adderbury Ensemble , Robert Saxton’s ‘Arias’  with John Mcabe (piano)  and works for Oboe and Strings by Hilary Tan.

Teaching and Coaching
Private oboe teaching.
Taken sectional rehearsals for Trinity College of Music and North Wales Youth Orchestra.
Oboe masterclasses for music authorities in North Wales and Jersey.
Participated in ‘Live Music Now’ scheme for several years giving interactive concerts in schools, care homes etc.
Acted as external examiner for Trinity College of Music.
Taken part in education workshops for Glyndebourne Opera and Philharmonia Orchestra.


Studied oboe with Sidney Sutcliffe and Christopher Cowie.


Scholarship to study with Michael Winfield at Royal College of Music.
Won Joy Boughton Memorial Prize.
Gained GRSM and Dip RCM(Teachers)

Studied with Heinz Holliger at Freiburg Hochschule fur Musik.
Gained Postgraduate Diploma with Distinction.

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