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Emmet Byrne (Oboe) Profile

Emmet's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
  • Chamber Groups: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

other items of interest …

  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Halle Orchestra
  • John Wilson Orchestra
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • RTE Concert Orchestra
  • RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland

Emmet's Chamber work includes

  • Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
  • Camerata Ireland
  • Irish Chamber Orchestra
  • Manchester Camerata
  • Royal Northern Sinfonia

Emmet's Opera/Ballet Orchestras include

  • Orchestra of Northern Ballet Theatre
  • Orchestra of Opera North
  • Scottish Ballet
  • Scottish Opera
  • Welsh National Opera
  • Wexford Opera Festival

Emmet's Shows include

  • Miss Saigon (West End)
  • Les Miserables (Touring)
  • Mary Poppins (Touring)

Emmet Byrne is from Waterford, Ireland and studied the oboe with Matthew Manning in Dublin before attending the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, where his teachers were Hugh McKenna, Melinda Maxwell and Tom Davey. After graduating in 2003, he gained a scholarship from the German Government (DAAD), enabling him to pursue postgraduate studies at the Hochschule fur Musik in Cologne with Prof. Christian Schneider. He then moved back to Manchester to take up a short term contract with BBC Philharmonic (2nd Oboe) and shortly afterwards was given another short term contract, this time with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra as Sub-Principal Oboe.

Following that, Emmet moved back to Manchester, where he established a busy and varied freelance career, working regularly with orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, Opera North, the Halle and Manchester Camerata. During that time he also enjoyed regular visits to Ireland, working with both RTE Orchestras, Camerata Ireland and Wexford Opera. In 2010 he appeared as soloist with Camerata Ireland in Penderecki's Capriccio for oboe & Strings with Penderecki conducting.

In 2013 Emmet was appointed Principal 2nd Oboe with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, where, as well as playing 2nd Oboe, he also regularly plays Principal Oboe, Cor Anglais and Oboe d'Amore.

Over the past few years Emmet has also freelanced with orchestras in London, playing 2nd Oboe with the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic and LSO, and Principal Oboe with BBC Symphony Orchestra.


Graduate studiesHochschule fur Musik, Cologne, 2003-2004, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester 1999-2003, BMus (Hons), PPRNCM.

Prizes and AwardsAwarded DAAD Scholarship (German Academic Exchange Service), A.L. Winfield Oboe Prize, 2002, Trevor Wye Prize for Woodwind Chamber Music, 2002.

TeachersChristian Schneider, Hugh McKenna, Melinda Maxwell, Tom Davey.

Emmet joined Morgensterns in September 2015

Emmet's web profile was last updated 28th Mar 2019


Emmet Byrne (Oboe) Profile

Teaching experience

  • From September 2015 - Oboe tutor at Birmingham Conservatoire.
  • 2007 - 2013 Oboe tutor at JRNCM Junior Department
  • Regular classes at Guildhall School of Music


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