Leanne Glover

Australian Hometown: Perth
Education: University of Western Australia

PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY
Leanne Glover completed a Bachelor of Music with first class honours at the University of Western Australia, where she studied with Joel Marangella. During her studies she won the Dr V.H. Cooper Prize for Most Outstanding First Year Student and twice claimed the Margaret Bellos Chamber Music Performance Prize.

Ms Glover earned three scholarships to continue her studies in Amsterdam with Han de Vries and then in Zurich with Emmanuel Abbuel and Thomas Indermuhle for three years, where she gained a postgraduate degree in Performance. During this time, she was also awarded a grant from the City of Zurich.

Upon her return to Perth, Leanne obtained a permanent position with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. She has held the positions of Second Oboe, Associate Principal Oboe, Acting Principal Oboe and currently Principal Cor Anglais.

In 2019 she was honoured to have a concerto composed by Iain Graindage commissioned for her to perform with WASO.

Leanne teaches oboe at The West Australian Academy of Performing Arts and at The University of Western Australia. 

She has also performed with the Australian World Orchestra under the baton of Zubin Mehta. Leanne is a busy performing musician and can be found in many smaller ensembles around Perth. 

Last updated 2020

Lisa Outred

Australian Hometown: Perth
Education: University of Western Australia

PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY

Lisa Outred was born in 1969 in Perth, Australia. At the early age of 12 she received a scholarship from Perth Modern High School. She concluded her studies with Joel Marangella and Anne Gilby at the University of West Australia with honors. She then did additional work with Ingo Gorlitzki in Stuttgart. Lisa Outred was an oboist in the Bruckner Quartet in Linz, Austria, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra as well as the Essen Philharmonic between 1998 and 2002. Since the autumn of 2002 she has served as second oboist and English horn player with the Munich Philharmonic. Concert tours have taken her regularly to Australia, several European countries as well as to Israel.

Last updated 2018

Rixon Thomas

Australian Hometown: Sydney
Education: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY
Rixon Thomas attended the Sydney Conservatorium of Music High School and in 1991 was elected House Captain and School Captain.  He graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) Degree in 1997 whilst holding the full-time positions of Guest Principal Cor Anglais and then 2nd Oboe in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.  He later studied in Berlin, Paris, Munich, London and Copenhagen with such oboists as Heinz Holliger and Albrecht Meyer (Berlin Philharmonic).

In 1998 Rixon was awarded a permanent tenured position in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the same time as being a finalist in the “Other Instruments” section of the Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards.  He has performed the Zimmermann Concerto with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and in 2001 the Strauss Oboe Concerto with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Through the “Young Australian of the Year Awards”, Rixon was chosen as an Australia Day Ambassador, being invited to speak in communities throughout NSW.  In November 1999 he won the Arts category for the Young Australian of the Year Awards as well as the overall “Year 2000 Young Achiever of the Year” for NSW.

In February 2003 Rixon auditioned for the Solo Cor Anglais position in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and in June the same year was offered a tenured position.   In 2005 he broadened his horizons further by moving to Europe.  Following his heart as well as the draw of the world’s centre for classical music and a week after moving to Denmark, Rixon won the audition for the position of Solo Cor Anglais in the Copenhagen Philharmonic.

On the 18th May 2007 Thomas became the first Australian ever to be accepted to be a member of the Royal Danish Orchestra, and presently has a tenured position. This highly prestigious orchestra is the world’s oldest, established for the Danish Royal Court in 1448. After a three round, nine hour international audition, Rixon was unanimously selected to join the orchestra’s oboe section as Solo Cor Anglais.  Rixon is currently based in Copenhagen, whilst maintaining strong ties to Australia through the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia Orchestra and the Australian World Orchestra.

Last updated 2020