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Henry Clay (Oboe) Profile

Orchestral bookings (since joining Morgensterns in August 2016)

  • Orchestras: BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
  • Chamber Orchestras: City of London Sinfonia, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Sinfonia Cymru.

Henry's orchestral work also includes

  • Arensky Chamber Orchestra
  • BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra - co-principal oboe trial
  • British Sinfonietta
  • City of London Sinfonia - 2nd oboe/cor anglais trial
  • Hallé Orchestra
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Manchester Camerata
  • Northern Chamber Orchestra
  • Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Royal Northern Sinfonia
  • Royal Scottish National Orchestra - 2nd oboe trial
  • Sinfonia Cyrmu

Extra List:

  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • English National Opera


  • BBC Philharmonic Professional Experience Scheme
  • European Union Youth Orchestra
  • Hallé Professional Experience Scheme
  • Mahler Chamber Orchestra Academy
  • MLW Philharmonie, Penderecki Music Academy
  • Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra

Henry Clay is a recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with Christopher Cowie and Melanie Ragge. He previously studied on the joint course at the University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music under Jennifer Galloway and Hugh Mckenna.

Since completing his studies Henry has been freelancing with orchestras across the UK. Henry is currently on trial with the BBC Symphony Orchestra (co-principal), the City of London Sinfonia (2nd/cor anglais) and was also a trialist for 2nd oboe position with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, where he regularly played principal as well. He has also played with orchestras including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Cymru, the Arensky Chamber Orchestra and was a regular deputy for the West End Production of Miss Saigon.

As a chamber musician Henry is a member of the Cavendish Wind Quintet, who perform regular recitals and outreach work around the UK. They were finalists in the prestigious 2016 Royal Overseas League and were part of the Wigmore Hall Chamber Tots outreach programme, which they will be continuing as Royal Academy of Music/Wigmore Hall Learning Fellows 2016-2017. Future engagements include a recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields and a weeks tour in Scotland as part of the Tunnell Trust awards scheme.


  • Miss Saigon, oboe and cor anglais (West End deputy)

Period Performance:

  • The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Chamber Music:

  • Cavendish Wind Quintet - Finalists in ROSL 2016, RAM Open Academy/Wigmore Hall Learning Fellows
  • Ecco Trio (oboe, bassoon and piano) - RNCM Cross School Prize, First Place & RNCM Spotlight concert
  • Williams Trio (cor anglais, alto flute and guitar) - Lunchtime Concert at St. Martin-in-the-Fields


  • Bach, Brandenburg No.2 - RNCM Bach Ensemble, RNCM Bach Festival
  • Copland, Quiet City (Cor Anglais) - Sinfonia Cymru
  • Roxburgh, Elegy - RNCM New Ensemble, Wigmore Hall & New Music North West Festival
  • Strauss, Oboe Concerto - University of Manchester Chamber Orchestra


Graduate studies

  • Royal Academy of Music, MA (Merit) (2014-2016)
  • Royal Northern College of Music, GRNCM (Joint Course) - Upper (2010-2014)
  • University of Manchester, MusB - 2:1 (2010-2013)

Prizes and Awards

  • Royal Academy of Music Cor Anglais, 2nd prize (2016)
  • Royal Academy of Music Evelyn Rothwell Oboe Prize (2015)
  • Royal Academy of Music Enriquetta Crichton Prize (2015)
  • Countess of Munster Musical Award (2014)
  • RNCM Oboe Prize, First Place (2013)
  • University of Manchester Procter-Gregg Fund Prize for Recital (2013)

TeachersChristopher Cowie (Current), Melanie Ragge (Current), Sue Bohling (Cor Anglais current), Jennifer Galloway, Hugh McKenna, Melinda Maxwell, Tom Davey (Cor Anglais), Rachael Pankhurst (Cor Anglais)

Henry joined Morgensterns in August 2016

Henry's web profile was last updated 27th Apr 2017


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