Gretha Tuls

BY Larisa    May 14, 2019

Gretha Tuls was born in Enschede, The Netherlands, where Hannie Kruijt taught her the bassoon from the age of 9. She studied at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague with Johan Steinmann, Prof Gustavo Núñez, Dorian Cooke, and at the Musik Hochschule Mannheim with Prof Ole Kristian T. Dahl. Gretha has recently been appointed Principal Bassoon of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and in the Residentie Orchestra The Hague. She has held permanent principal bassoon positions with The Hallé and the CBSO (2010-2016). Gretha has played with orchestras around Europe, including the LSO, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and London Philharmonic. Her chamber music engagements include the Klangforum Wien and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

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Bence Bogányi

BY Larisa    May 14, 2019

Bence Bogányi studied as a post-graduate student at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, where he studied with Klaus Thunemann. In 1997, Bogányi won the First Prize at the International Crusell Competition in Finland, and in 2006 the First Prize at the International Fernand Gillet/Hugo Fox Competition in Indianapolis, Indiana. His first orchestral position brought him to the Finnish State Opera in Helsinki as principal bassoon in 1997; in 2002 he joined the Helsinki Philharmonic, and in 2004 he became the principal bassoon of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. He served as Principal Bassoonist of the Münchner Philharmoniker from 2007 until 2013 when he began his bassoon professorship at the the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover. He was a member of the PMF Orchestra in 1999. 

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Lorraine Schulman

BY Larisa    May 14, 2019

David Rix

BY Larisa    May 14, 2019

Born in Leeds, David Rix studied at the Royal Academy with John Davis. A founding member of the contemporary ensemble Lontano, David was for twelve years Principal Clarinet with the City of London Sinfonia under Richard Hickox. He has toured Europe with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Barry Tuckwell and is one of the leading lights of the Michael Nyman Band. David has performed with all the London orchestras and been involved in two hundred or so commercial recordings. He is a regular guest at the BBC Concert Orchestra. He has been a member of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra since its inception and currently holds the position of Solo Clarinet.

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Joseph Sanders

BY Larisa    May 14, 2019

Joseph Sanders is Principal Oboe of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. He read Modern Languages at Cambridge before studying at the Royal Academy of Music and the Freiburg Hochschule für Musik in Germany. He was oboist for Ensemble Modern Frankfurt for many years, playing in numerous world premieres and recordings and has worked with many of the leading composers of our day, including John Cage, Hans Werner Henze, Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Oliver Knussen George Benjamin, Maurizio Kagel, Heinz Holliger, HK Gruber, Helmut Lachenmann and Steve Reich. He now enjoys a varied diet of freelance work as soloist, chamber musician and principal oboe: everything from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Rambert Dance to opera, ballet and West End shows. Joseph is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

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Clara Dent

BY Larisa    May 14, 2019

Clara Dent was born in Berlin. She began her oboe studies with Arthur Jensen at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and, under the tuition of Günther Passin, graduated with a master’s diploma from the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. She is Prize-winner of the ARD Competition in Munich and the Intern. Competition in Geneva. Clara Dent also won the international stipend of the Kulturvereinigung in Munich. She performs as a soloist with many renowned orchestras and has had numerous solo performances recorded for CD and radio. Her solo albums (Les Folies d`Espagne, La Primadonna) were highly praised by critics. She is the principal oboist in the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra since 1999. Clara Dent has taught oboe since 2005 in Munich and Augsburg, and since 2009 as professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Nürnberg. She also gives international master classes in Europe and Asia. As a chamber musician she is invited to festivals all over Europe.

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Robert Manasse

BY Larisa    May 14, 2019

Robert is Sub-Principal Flute of Oxford Philharmonic. He plays regularly with many of the major UK orchestras including the English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, CBSO, Welsh and English National Operas, Philharmonia, London Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia. He also works with a variety of chamber music groups including CHROMA and the Galliard Ensemble. He has given classes at conservatoires and teaches on the Oxford International Flute summer school as well as at the Junior Guildhall and schools around Oxford.

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Anthony Robb

BY Larisa    May 14, 2019

Described by The Times in 2015 as a player of ‘distinction and intelligence’, Anthony Robb has been a member of the Oxford Philharmonic since its inception and currently holds the position of Solo Flute. He has appeared as soloist with the orchestra in concertos by Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Mozart and Howard Blake. He has also appeared as soloist with the Hallé, BBC Concert Orchestra and the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields. His discography includes a disc of chamber music by Jean Francaix for Oboe Classics, and two discs of chamber music by English and French female composers on the Ambache label. His recording of the Tailleferre Concertino was described as ‘shining’ by Gramophonemagazine (April 2016). Anthony is firmly committed to outreach and educational work. He has helped develop and lead hospital projects for Oxford Philharmonic and leads projects for Wigmore Hall’s ‘Music for Life’ working with people living with dementia.

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