Book this PlayerBack to Search

Simon Dewhurst



2023                    RTÉ Concert Orchestra - Guest Sub-Principal and Oboe 2
                            The Who UK tour with orchestra - Oboe 1
2022                    World premiere run of touring opera Take Care by Douglas Finch - Lakeside Arts Theatre, Nottingham   
2021-2022           Lytham Festival Proms concerts, with soloists Russell Watson and Alfie Boe
2020-2022           ‘Queen Symphonic’ UK tour and festival concerts (MD Richard Sidwell) - Oboe 1
2019                    ‘Led Zeppelin Masters’ UK tour with orchestra - Oboe 1
                            ‘Hollywood Proms’, Lytham Festival with soloists Michael Ball & Sheridan Smith (MD James McKeon)
2018                    Steve Hackett ‘Genesis Revisited’ UK tour with orchestra - Oboe 1
2017                    ‘Led Zeppelin Masters’ UK tour with orchestra - Oboe 1
2016-2019           ‘West End Proms’ concerts, with soloists Lea Salonga & Ruthie Henshall (MD James McKeon)
2016-2017           English Symphony Orchestra - Oboe 1 & 2
2012                    ‘Il Divo’ UK & Ireland arena tour, plus two performances at the Royal Albert Hall
2010-Present      Southern Sinfonia - Oboe 1, 2 & Cor Anglais
2008-Present      Armonico Consort; Welsh Chamber Orchestra; Regency Sinfonia; Bach Camerata - Oboe 1 & 2
2004-2008          Touring operas including Die Fledermaus, Tosca, Turandot and Armonico Consort’s production of The                              Magic Flute - Buxton Opera House, Theatre Royal, Brighton etc.
2002                   Haverhill Sinfonia - Oboe 1
2000-2001          Cyprus Symphony Orchestra - Principal
1999-2000          London Soloists Chamber Orchestra - Principal
1998-2000          Belmont Ensemble of London; Chameleon Arts Orchestra - Oboe 1 & 2


2022                   Film music soundtrack sessions - AIR Studios, London
2021                   ‘The Shape of Freedom’ (Convivium Records) - Oboe & solo cor anglais with Southern Sinfonia
2018                   Steve Hackett ‘Genesis Revisited’ Band & Orchestra Live at the Royal Festival Hall (CD/DVD) - Oboe 1
2015                   Henry V Music and Speeches (Royal Shakespeare Company)
                           ‘Songs of Praise’ (BBC TV series) - Performance of wind quintet music (MD Paul Leddington-Wright)
2006                   ‘All Angels’ (Universal Classics & Jazz) - Solo oboe/Oboe 1
1997                   ‘Picture This’ (BBC TV series) - Solo oboe on the soundtrack


2015-2019        Recordings and staged productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company - Swan Theatre/RST
2007-Present    Musical theatre productions including:
                              Pirates of Penzance, Oklahoma! - Kilworth House Theatre (MD Mathew Freeman)
                              Cats - Birmingham NIA (MD Paul Leddington-Wright)
                              Oliver! - Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham (MD Mathew Freeman)
                              Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Little Mermaid - Crewe Lyceum (MD Malcolm Forbes-Peckham)

Solo and Chamber Music

2013                Premiere performance and recording of ‘Fit for a King’ for wind quintet, commissioned and                                       composed by Central Composers’ Alliance
2006                 Mozart Oboe Concerto 250th anniversary concert & recording at Lichfield Cathedral
2003                 Marcello Oboe Concerto with Cantemus Chamber Orchestra
2000                 Two recitals at Bath International Festival with Chameleon Wind Quintet
2000                 Park Lane Group Young Artists Concerts: Purcell Room recital with Beaumont Reed Trio, including
                         ‘Rondell’ by Isang Yun and a world premiere for trio and tape broadcast on BBC Radio Three
1999                 Resident Artist with Chameleon Wind Quintet at Banff Festival & Centre for the Arts, Canada
1998-2000        Solo and chamber music recitals at Binham Priory, Ryedale, Lichfield and Warwick Festivals
1998                 Park Lane Group Young Artists Concerts: Purcell Room recital with Chameleon Wind Quintet,                                    including works by Diana Burrell, Martyn Butler and Philip Grange
1997                 Chameleon Wind Quintet recital for the the Lindsay String Quartet’s ‘Music in the Round’ series
1996-Present   Solo and chamber music recitals with several ensembles for festivals, music societies and concert                            series throughout Britain and abroad. Venues include Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre,
                         St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Barber Institute, Bath Guildhall and Cheltenham Town Hall
1996                 Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto with New London String Orchestra
1995                 Blake Prize (RAM) for wind chamber music


1992-1996        BMus(Hons) - Music Performance: Royal Academy of Music / King’s College, London
1992-1995        Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music

Professors      Celia Nicklin, Melinda Maxwell

The information contained in this CV is provided by the client of MAS.
MAS takes no responsibility for its accuracy.

Oboe, Cor Anglais, Oboe d'Amore