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Vanessa Howells (Oboe, Cor Anglais) Profile

Orchestral bookings (since June 2013)

  • Orchestras: BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Forest Philharmonic Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, Mozart Festival Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): English National Ballet.
  • Chamber Orchestras: London Musical Arts Orchestra (LMA Orchestra), New London Sinfonia, St George's Chamber Orchestra.
  • Chamber Groups: Bristol Ensemble.

Vanessa's orchestral work also includes

  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales (extra)
  • BBC Philharmonic (2nd oboe trial)
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra (Side-by-side scheme)
  • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (2nd oboe trial.)
  • Britten Pears Orchestra
  • Canterbury Choral Society
  • Charities Philharmonia
  • Charles Court Opera
  • City Side Sinfonia
  • City of London Sinfonia (2nd Oboe / Cor trial)
  • LMA Orchestra
  • LPO Future Firsts 2010 (deputy)
  • London Arts Orchestra
  • London European Orchestra
  • London International Orchestra
  • London Sinfonietta Academy reserve (2009)
  • London Symphony Orchestra (Side-by-side scheme)
  • Orpheus Sinfonia
  • Orchestra of St Paul's
  • RCM Symphony Orchestra
  • RSNO (extra)
  • Sinfonia Eroica

Vanessa was also shortlisted for the Auckland Philharmonia Principal Oboe position.

Vanessa's session work includes the Welsh Session Orchestra.

Vanessa is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Music where she was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma with distinction. She was awarded a full scholarship for her undergraduate studies which took place at the Royal Academy of Music. During this time she also spent three months studying at the Paris Conservatoire under the Erasmus exchange scheme.

Vanessa is a keen chamber musician and was recently a finalist in the Martin Music Ensemble Award with the Goodman Quartet.


Graduate studies

Royal College of Music (PGDip with distinction, 2008-10) and Royal Academy of Music (BMus, 2003-2008, including an Erasmus Exchange at Paris Conservatoire, 2005)

Prizes and Awards

  • Martin Music Ensemble Award 2010 Finalists (Goodman Quartet)
  • RAM Nicholas Blake Woodwind and Brass Ensemble competition - 2nd prize


Chris Cowie, John Anderson, Gareth Hulse, Celia Nicklin, Tess Miller, David Walter

Vanessa joined Morgensterns in September 2010

Vanessa's web profile was last updated 6th Jun 2018


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