… just some of the orchestras who have booked Morgensterns clients during the past year.
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Daniel Finney (Oboe, Cor Anglais) Profile

Daniel's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: Academy of St Martin In The Fields, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): English National Ballet, English National Opera Orchestra, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Scottish Ballet.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Arensky Chamber Orchestra, Brandenburg Sinfonia, English Chamber Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Sinfonia Cymru.

other items of interest …

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra - Sub-Principal Oboe Trial
  • London Symphony Orchestra - Principal Oboe Trial
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - 2nd Oboe and Cor Anglais Trial
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Principal Cor Anglais Trial
  • BBC Concert Orchestra - Principal Oboe Trial
  • Northern Sinfonia - Principal Oboe Trial
  • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Sub-Principal Oboe Trial
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Guest Principal & 2nd Oboe
  • The New Queens Hall Orchestra - 2nd Oboe
  • Philharmonia - 2nd Oboe & Cor anglais
  • Royal Ballet Sinfonia - Guest Principal Oboe, 2nd & Cor anglais
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Guest Principal Oboe
  • Sinfonia Cymru - Guest Principal & 2nd Oboe

Chamber Music

  • Arcadia Ensemble at Arcadia Music Festival
  • Azalea Ensemble
  • Concordia Players

Education work

    London Symphony Orchestra Education/Discovery

Training Orchestras

  • Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra
  • Royal College of Music: Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta, Opera Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra, New Perspectives Ensemble
  • Birmingham Conservatoire: Symphony Orchestra, Thallein Ensemble, Repertoire Orchestra
  • National Youth Orchestra of Wales & National Youth Orchestra of Wales Chamber Group

Access Schemes

  • LSO Side-by-Side Scheme
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra Sit in Scheme
  • CBSO Training Scheme
  • Philharmonia Sit in Scheme
  • BBC NOW Collaboration with National Youth Orchestra of Wales

Welsh oboist Daniel Finney began playing the oboe at age fourteen and, following his secondary education, initially studied chemistry at the University of Birmingham before deciding to pursue a career in music. In 2006 Daniel transferred to the Birmingham Conservatoire to study with Richard Weigall and George Caird. He graduated with 1st class honours and whilst there won the Anthony Millar Oboe Prize and gained a place on the CBSO Training Scheme.

Daniel was offered a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music with Christopher Cowie, Gareth Hulse and David Theodore for the Master of Performance degree. Whilst at the RCM he was selected for the Orchestral Pathway Programme and was appointed a Leverhulme Trust Orchestral Mentor.


Graduate studies

Royal College of Music - MPerf Distinction (2010 - 2012), and Birmingham Conservatoire - BMus (Hons) First Class (2006 - 2010)

Prizes and Awards

  • Royal College of Music Scholar supported by a Douglas & Hilda Simmonds Award 2011
  • Leverhulme Orchestral Mentor 2011
  • HRH Prince of Wales Advanced Study Award in Music 2011
  • Martin Musical Scholarship Award 2011
  • Craxton Memorial Trust Award 2011
  • Countess of Munster Musical Trust Award for postgraduate study 2010 - 2012
  • Royal College of Music Scholarship for postgraduate study 2010
  • Ryan Davies Memorial Fund Award for postgraduate study 2010
  • Elizabeth Evans Trust Award for postgraduate study 2010
  • Anthony Millar Oboe Prize 2010
  • Professional Association of Teachers Award Most Promising Woodwind Player 2008
  • Welsh Livery Guild Award for Music 2008
  • Ivor Jones Memorial Prize for Music 2003


Christopher Cowie, David Theodore, Gareth Hulse, Richard Weigall, George Caird, Jenni Phillips, Christine Pendrill, Jane Marshall, Anna Cooper.

Daniel joined Morgensterns in June 2012

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


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