2018, 2016, 2016 Singapore, 2013, 2011
"The AWO will be a wonderful way of collecting experiences and connecting with Australian musicians all over the world. I see a huge potential for further development as well as a way to celebrate the talent that Australia has produced.”

Diana Doherty


Principal Oboe – Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Australian Hometown(s): Brisbane & Sydney
Education: Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

Diana Doherty joined the Sydney Symphony as Principal Oboe in 1997, having held the same position with the Symphony Orchestra of Lucerne (1990-1997). She has performed as a soloist with the major symphony orchestras in Australia and New Zealand, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Musica Viva, Ensemble Kanazawa Japan, New York Chamber Symphony and Symphony Orchestra of Lucerne. 

Recordings include a disc of oboe concertos with Lucerne Symphony (Pan Classics), various recordings for ABC Classics including Romantic concertos, Blues for DD, Souvenirs, a Bach Album, Concertos by Ross Edwards and Carl Vine, and a Naxos recording of “Inflight Entertainment” by Graeme Koehne. Career highlights include winning first prize at the Prague Spring international competition and being named joint winner of the 1995 Young Concert Artist auditions in New York.

Other highlights include premiering Ross Edwards’ Oboe Concerto with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Lorin Maazel, which followed with invitations to perform it with the New York, Royal Liverpool and Hong Kong Philharmonic orchestras; and performing other concertos written for her by composers including Graeme Koehne and Allan Zavod.

Last updated 2020