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Bryony Middleton (Oboe, Cor Anglais) Profile

Bryony's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Guildford Symphony Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): English National Ballet, Scottish Opera.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Brandenburg Sinfonia, New London Sinfonia.
  • Education Work: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Education.

other items of interest …

  • Scottish Opera (Trial, Princ, August 2013 - present)
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Trial, Cor Anglais & 2nd, April 2013 - present)
  • BBC Concert Orchestra (Trial, Princ, 2013)
  • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (Trial, Co-Princ & 2nd, Oct 2011 to Dec 2012)
  • Green Man Festival (Freelance Principal Oboe)
  • Orquestra do Gulbenkian (Princ, Cor, & 2nd 2006-present)
  • Orquestra Sinfonica Portuguesa
  • Orquestra Nacional do Porto (Princ)
  • Orquestra do Globos do Ouro (Princ & Cor, Portuguese Golden Globe Awards)
  • The London Soloists (2nd & Cor)
  • Northern Ballet Theatre Orchestra (2nd)
  • Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra (Princ)
  • Three Spires Orchestra (Princ)
  • Thursford Spectacular Orchestra (Princ & Cor, 2008)

Chamber Music:

  • Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa Soloists: including performances of Quiet City, the Albinoni, Cimerosa and Marcello oboe concertos, and the Mozart, Britten, Bax, Jacob, Martinu and Francaix oboe quartets/quintets as well as many wind quintet performances
  • Member of the Double Reed Ensemble of Portugal
  • QuintEssencia - Wind quintet, founder and performer

Solo work:
Bryony has played the Albinoni D Minor Concerto, Cimerosa C major and Marcello oboe concertos, as well as Copland's Quiet City for Cor Anglais, Trumpet and Strings (all with Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa).

Training Orchestras

  • European Union Youth Orchestra (Princ, Cor & 2nd, 2007-08, including live BBC Proms broadcast. Conducted by Sir Colin Davies and Herbert Blomstedt)
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra Apprenticeship Scheme (2006-07)
  • London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestral Mentorship Scheme (2006-07)
  • EUYO (princ cor, princ & 2nd ob, 2007, spring tour with Vladimir Ashkenazy and live Europe-wide broadcast of the new European Union Treaty in Berlin)
  • Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra; (2006-07, various programmes and positions with Andrew
  • Litton, Vladimir Ashkenazy, André Valade, Charles Mackerras)
  • London International Orchestra of Academia (Princ, 2006-07)

Bryony is currently on trial with the English National Ballet (2nd and Cor Anglais), Scottish Opera (on Principal) and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (on Cor Anglais) and has just finished a trial with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra. She is on the extras list for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the English National Opera orchestra.

Bryony has recently returned to the UK after 5 years working full-time in the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa Orquestra (Jul 2007-Oct 2012, 2nd & cor, playing principal with them for a year between 2011 and 2012), when she performed in large-scale symphony orchestra works, ballets, operas, musical/comedy theatre, choral works and pop concerts. She enjoyed planning several diverse chamber music concerts as well as undertaking many national and international tours. The orchestra made live and recorded performances for national/international radio, television/internet broadcasts, and CDs & DVDs.

During her time in Portugal, Bryony also freelanced with all the major orchestras of the country, including the Gulbenkian Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra and the National Orchestra of Porto, as well performing in their Golden Globes Awards of 2012. In 2007 she was also awarded the position of 2nd Oboe & Cor Anglais player with the Orquestra do Algarve.


Graduate studies

the Royal College or Music (PGDip, with Distinction, 2006-07) and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama (BMus in performance & Advanced Continuing Education, 2001-2006).

Prizes and Awards

  • Leverhume Orchestral Mentorship Scholarship (RCM)
  • Craxton Memorial Trust Scholarship
  • Musicians Benevolent Fund Scholarship Awards
  • Hope Scott Trust Scholarship
  • EMI Sound Foundation Scholarship
  • Tunnell Trust Masterclass Award for Chamber Music
  • Stephenson Entrance Scholarship (RSAMD)


Christopher Cowie, Gareth Hulse, Imogen Smith, Stephane Rancourt, Steven West. Masterclasses: Maurice Bourgue (10 day course), John Anderson, Neil Black, Douglas Boyd, Nicholas Daniel, Christopher Cowie, Gordon Hunt, Francois Leleux, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Emanuel Abbühl.

Bryony joined Morgensterns in January 2013

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


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