Joshua de Graaf

Australian Hometown: Melbourne
Education: Victorian College of the Arts; Australian National Academy of Music

PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY
Joshua began learning the oboe at age 12 under the guidance of Neil Stafford. As a student, he was a member of the Melbourne Youth Orchestra, Sydney Sinfonia, Australian Youth Orchestra and the Young Australian Concert Artists.

Joshua is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University (B.Mus Perf -Hon), having studied with Anne Gilby and Eve Newsome. He was selected as one of four soloists in the VCA concerto concert in his final year (2004). He completed his training in 2005-06 at the Australian National Academy of Music studying with Jeffrey Crellin. In 2007, Joshua took up the position of Associate Principal Oboe with Orchestra Victoria, the position he holds today.

Joshua has also performed with Melbourne, Sydney, Tasmanian, Adelaide and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Malaysian Philharmonic. Joshua is a regular teacher of oboe at Melbourne University and the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School.

He lives in the Dandenong Ranges, outside of Melbourne, with his wife and three children.

Last updated 2020

Nick Deutsch

Australian Hometown: Sydney
Education: Victorian College for the Arts

PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY
As a Principal Oboe he has worked with many leading orchestras, including the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Munich Philharmonic, Radio Orchestras of Cologne (WDR), Stuttgart (SWR), Frankfurt (HR), Berlin (RSB & DSO), and Opera Houses of Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Mannheim, Cologne and Oslo under conductors such as Zubin Mehta, James Levine, Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, Gustavo Dudamel, Semyon Bychkov, Ivan Fischer, Daniel Harding,  and many more. He also works regularly with various ensembles such as the Ensemble Modern, Capella Andrea Barca (Andras Schiff Ensemble) Chamber Orchestras of Munich, Stuttgart & Heilbronn, Camerata Salzburg, Klangverwaltung München, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and the Stuttgart Bach Collegium.

Nick was a member of the Budapest Festival Orchestra from 2002-2011 and performs regularly with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Nick has also played as Principal Oboist with the Bayreuth Festspiel Orchestra.

As a soloist he has worked with numerous orchestras, including the Camerata Salzburg, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Munich Bach Orchestra, Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra (Tbilisi), Frankfurt Oper and Museums Orchestra, Real Filharmonia de Galicia, Polish Chamber Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Mexican National Orchestra etc. An active chamber musician, he is a founding member of the Hindemith Quintet and works intensively with the Linos Ensemble.

Nick has performed in many major music festivals in over 40 countries on all five continents including the Salzburger Festspiel, Edinburgh International Festival, BBC Proms, La folle Journe (Nantes), Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Reihngau Musik Festival, Prague Spring Festival, Hambacher Musikfest, Bachwoche Ansbach,  „Festspielen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern“, „Schwetzinger Festspiel“, Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, Hitzacker Musiktage, Weilburger Schlosskonzerte, Musikfest Stuttgart, Darmstadt Ferienkurse, Münchner Biennale, Walled City Festival (Derry), Pacific Music Festival (Japan), Tongyoeng International Music Festival (Korea), Meli Mehta Music Foundation(Mumbai), Tbilisi Wind Festival, Musica Compostela (Spanien), Felicia Blumenthal International Music Festival (Tel Aviv), Sydney Festival.

As a Pedagogue, Nick has been guest Professor at numerous Music academies around the world including the Conservatoire National Superier du Musique (Paris), Royal College of Music (London), Royal Academy of Music (London), Gnessin School of Music (Moscow), Hong Kong Academy of Music, Bern Academy of Music, Buchman Mehta School of Music (Tel Aviv) etc. and regularly gives masterclasses all over the world.

 He currently holds the position of Artistic Director at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) as well as Professor of Oboe at the Hochschule für Musik – Felix Mendelsohnn Bartholdy in Leipzig.

Nick is a Marigaux artist and plays a Marigaux M2 oboe.

Last updated 2018

Diana Doherty

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

PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY
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.

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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. 

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Huw Jones

Australian Hometown: Brisbane
Education: Sydney Conservatorium of Music; Royal College of Music, London

PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY
Huw Jones has been Principal Oboe of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra since 2013. He has has appeared as an oboist with every major symphony orchestra in Australia and New Zealand, as well as Guest Principal Oboe with the Australia Chamber Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra, and the Opera Australia Orchestra.

Huw graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with First-Class Honours, and later continued studies in London at the Royal College of Music. During this time in London Huw toured extensively with the Philharmonia Orchestra. As well as playing in QSO, he regularly appears as a chamber musician with the Australia Ensemble and Ensemble Q.

Huw plays a Marigaux M2 oboe and plays reeds by K.GE Reeds.

Last updated 2020

Conall McClure

Australian Hometown: Sydney
Education: Australian National University; Karlsruhe Hochschule fur Musik

PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY
Conall studied the oboe with David Nuttall at the Australian National University and furthered his studies in Germany with the aid of a German Government scholarship and Queen Elizabeth 2nd Silver Jubilee Trust grant. In 1994 he completed postgraduate studies at the Karlsruhe Hochschule fur Musik under Thomas Indermuhle assisted by Emanuel Abbuhl and Jaques Tys. After freelancing in Germany, Spain, France, Austria and Switzerland he took up the post of Associate Principal oboe with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra in 1997 and has been Principal oboe there since 2005. In 2015 Conall left the orchestra for two years and was lucky enough to play with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, Duisburg Philharmonic, Camerata Salzburg and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra. He is currently Principal Oboe with the Opera Australia Orchestra, Sydney.

Last updated 2018

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

Shefali Pryor

Australian Hometown: Sydney
Education: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY
Shefali Pryor grew up in Sydney where she graduated with first class honours from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. During her studies she participated in numerous programs with the Australian Youth Orchestra and was a member of the Sydney Sinfonia. Upon graduating she joined the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as Second Oboe.

In 2004 and 2005 she was granted leave in order to study with Stefan Schilli at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. Not long after her return to Australia she was appointed Associate Principal Oboe. In 2006 she won the Other Instrumental category of the Symphony Australia Young Performer Awards. She has performed as soloist with the Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmanian symphony orchestras, including performances with violinist Nigel Kennedy in 2006.

Shefali Pryor has performed as guest principal with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia, and as a casual musician with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. She is a founding member of the Sydney Omega Ensemble and has performed with the Australia Ensemble, Sydney Soloists, and Southern Cross Soloists as well as with the staff of the Sydney Conservatorium, where she teaches oboe. She is also the Artistic Director of the SSO’s Vanguard program for young philanthropists.

Last updated 2020