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Oboe

Fiona Myall - oboe

Fiona started oboe lessons at the age of nine and took up a place at the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music at the age of twelve. During undergraduate studies at the University of Birmingham, Fiona studied oboe with Jenni Philips and Cor Anglais with Anna Cooper at the Birmingham Conservatoire and played principal oboe with the CBSO Youth Orchestra and Youth Orchestra academy as well as freelancing in the Birmingham area. In her final year, she won the University of Birmingham’s Concerto Competition.

After completing her studies at Birmingham in 2010, she attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study for a Masters in Orchestral Training. Her teachers at the Guildhall included Gordon Hunt, Richard Simpson and Alison Teale on oboe and Jane Marshall on Cor Anglais. Fiona then went on to complete a second year in solo and chamber performance, gaining an MPerf with distinction. During her time at the Guildhall she frequently rehearsed alongside the Philharmonia Orchestra and took part in projects coached by LSO members whilst also playing with her wind quintet Himawari Winds.

Fiona is currently performing in various orchestras in London and the South-East, including The Kantanti Ensemble, Dartington Festival Orchestra, Multistorey, London Mahler Orchestra, and Canterbury Philharmonic Orchestra whilst also teaching at music centres and schools in the London area. She is much in demand as a chamber musician and as well as playing regularly with the Myriads is also a member of the Landseer Oboe Trio.

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