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Penelope Smith


Professional experience


  • RTÉ Concert Orchestra – principal oboe no. 2 doubling cor anglais (June 2022-April 2024)

Freelance Orchestral

  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales – 2nd oboe
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra – 2nd oboe
  • Ulster Orchestra – principal (chamber music project)
  • London Concert Orchestra - 2nd oboe, cor anglais
  • Southern Pro Musica - 2nd oboe
  • Southern Sinfonia - guest principal
  • Manchester Concert Orchestra – 2nd oboe, oboe d’amore
  • London Mozart Players – 2nd oboe
  • RTÉ Concert Orchestra – guest principal, 2nd oboe, cor anglais
  • Brandenburg Sinfonia – 2nd oboe, cor anglais
  • Opera de Bauge – principal, 2nd oboe, cor anglais
  • Orpheus Sinfonia – 2nd oboe
  • English Festival Orchestra – guest principal, 2nd oboe
  • Bampton Classical Opera – 2nd oboe, cor anglais
  • Festival Chamber Orchestra – principal, 2nd oboe, cor anglais
  • City Chamber Ensemble – 2nd oboe, cor anglais
  • Jersey Chamber Orchestra – principal, cor anglais
  • The Outcry Ensemble – 2nd oboe

  • Josh Groban ‘Stages’ and ‘Bridges’ Tours of Ireland – principal, cor anglais

  • Young Janá?ek Philharmonic Orchestra – cor anglais
  • National Youth Orchestra of Wales and collaboration with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales – cor anglais
  • Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra, BBC Proms Plus – principal, 2nd oboe, cor anglais

Recording work
  • British Haydn Society (Haydn’s Nocturnes and Scherzandi) – principal
  • Naxos - Works by Alan Hovhaness with TCM Chamber Ensemble – principal, 2nd oboe
  • Sony Playstation television commercial – principal
  • Library music for Imagem Productions – oboe, cor anglais

  • J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Oboe d’Amore with the Exeter Symphony Orchestra
  • Agrell’s Concerto for Oboe with the Amadè Players
  • John Cage’s Ryoanji with the New Perspective Ensemble
  • Haydn’s Concerto for Oboe with the Orchestra of Situation Opera

Scholarships & Awards
  • Evelyn Rothwell Oboe Prize at the Royal College of Music - 2011
  • Trinity College of Music – full scholarship - 2005-2009

Education & Training
  • Royal College of Music – Masters in Performance (MPERF), 2:1 - 2010-2012
Professors: Christopher Cowie, David Theodore, Christine Pendrill
  • Trinity College of Music, London – BMUS (Hons) in Performance, 2:1 - 2005-2009
Professors: Joesphie Lively, Christopher O'Neal
  • Birmingham Conservatoire Junior School - 2002-2005
Professor: Jenni Phillips

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Oboe, Cor Anglais