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Michael O'Donnell (Oboe, Cor Anglais) Profile

Orchestral bookings (since August 2012)

  • Orchestras: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Aurora Orchestra, Brandenburg Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia, City of London Sinfonia, Esprit Ensemble, Milton Keynes City Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia.
  • Sessions: John Wilson Orchestra.
  • Education Work: London Symphony Orchestra Education / Discovery.

Michael O'Donnell was born in Newcastle, but grew up in Perthshire, Scotland. He took up the oboe aged 13 and two years later gained piano and oboe scholarships to attend the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Junior Department, studying with Stephen West. During these years he played principal oboe and cor anglais with the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland and Great Britain. Mike moved to London in 2002 to study with Christopher Cowie and Gareth Hulse at the Royal College of Music as a Foundation Scholar.

Mike graduated from the RCM in 2006 with 1st class honours and whilst at the RCM won the Knights of the Round Table and Wind Chamber Music Prizes.

Mike was appointed 2nd oboe in the Irish Chamber Orchestra in 2010. Prior to this he worked as a freelance oboist in London playing guest 2nd oboe with many orchestras around the country and guest principal oboe with the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra amongst others.

Mike joined the Northern Sinfonia on 2nd oboe and cor anglais in January 2011.

EDUCATION

Graduate studies

Royal College of Music (MMus 2006 - 2008, and BMus (Hons) 2002 - 2006).

Schools attended

Perth Academy (1996 - 2002), Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Junior Department (1998 - 2002).

Prizes and Awards

  • Scottish International Educational Trust Award (2006 - 2008)
  • RCM Foundation Scholarship (2002-2006)
  • Frederic Cox Award (2006)
  • MBF Music Education Award (2006)
  • Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarship Trust - 'Tayside Award' (2006)
  • Knights of the Round Table Prize (2005)
  • RCM Wind Chamber Music Prize (2005)
  • Dewar Arts Award
  • AHRC Professional Preparation Masters Scheme

Teachers

Oboe: Christopher Cowie, Gareth Hulse, Stephen West. Cor Anglais: Jane Marshal, Christine Pendrill.

Michael joined Morgensterns in March 2007

Michael's web profile was last updated 20th Aug 2017

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Michael O'Donnell (Oboe, Cor Anglais) Profile

Education/Outreach experience

Michael undertakes regular outreach and education work for the National Youth Orchestra.

Teaching experience

Michael was employed as Oboe and Recorder Teacher at King's House Boys School (2004 - 2006).

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If you require musicians for a concert, recital or to enhance an event,
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