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Henry Clay (Cor Anglais, Oboe) Profile

Henry's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chineke! Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Britten Sinfonia, Camerata Ireland, City of London Sinfonia, Milton Keynes City Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Sinfonia Cymru.
  • Sessions: Hilary Skewes.

other items of interest …

  • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - 2nd oboe trial
  • Arensky Chamber Orchestra
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales - Principal oboe trial (2017-current)
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra - co-principal oboe trial (2015-2017)
  • Britten Sinfonia - co-principal oboe trial
  • City of London Sinfonia - 2nd oboe/cor anglais trial (2015)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Royal Northern Sinfonia
  • Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Cor Anglais trial (2017-current) & 2nd oboe trial (2015-2017)
  • 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 is a freelance oboist based in London. He enjoys a varied career and works with many orchestras from across the UK.

Henry is currently on trial with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (Principal), Britten Sinfonia (co-principal) and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (Cor Anglais). Previously, he was also on trial with the BBC Symphony Orchestra (co-principal), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (2nd oboe), City of London Sinfonia (2nd/cor anglais) and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (2nd oboe).

Henry has also appeared with orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Sinfonia Cymru, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and was a regular deputy for the West End Production of Miss Saigon.

As a passionate chamber musician, Henry is a member of the Cavendish Wind Quintet. They were finalists in the 2016 Royal Overseas League and were Wigmore Hall/Royal Academy of Music Learning Fellows (2016-2017). Cavendish have performed recitals across the country including venues such as Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Kings Place. Future engagements include weeks tour across Scotland as Tunnell Trust Young Artists.

Henry is graduated from the Royal Academy of Music where he studied under Christopher Cowie and Melanie Ragge. Prior to this he attended Royal Northern College of Music and the University of Manchester on the prestigious Joint Course under Jennifer Galloway and Hugh Mckenna.


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 8th Feb 2019


Henry Clay (Cor Anglais, Oboe) Profile

Cavendish Winds, Francaix Quintet No. 1 Movement 2.


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