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Festival Artists

Festival Artists

Oboe

Diana Doherty

Diana Doherty

Diana Doherty is supported by Geoffrey Stearn

Principal Oboe of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra since 1997, internationally recognised Diana Doherty has performed as soloist with the New York, Liverpool and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestras, Ensemble Kanazawa, Japan, all the major Australian and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Musica Viva, the Seymour Group, Queensland Music Festival, Four Winds Festival, Australian Chamber Music Festival, Prague Spring Festival, MusicaRiva Festival, Italy, Bratislava Music Festival and the ‘Young Artist in Concert’ Festival in Davos, Switzerland.

Works written specifically for Diana include concertos by Ross Edwards, Graeme Koehne, Allan Zavod, Joe Chindamo and Nigel Westlake’s Spirit of the Wild.

Major engagements for Diana in 2021 will also include appearances at the Bendigo Chamber Music Festival, a national tour for Musica Viva and her return to Queensland Symphony.

Diana’s performances are featured on ten recordings: Westlake’s Spirit of the Wild with Sydney Symphony; Concertos by Haydn, Mozart, Martinu and Zimmerman with the Symphony Orchestra of Lucerne (released in Europe on Pan Classics); Romantic Oboe Concertos with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra; Blues for DD (folk and jazz influenced works with pianist David Korevaar); Souvenirs; Ross Edwards’ Oboe Concerto with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Carl Vine’s Oboe Concerto with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra; Bach’s Concerto for violin and oboe with Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra; Works for oboe and oboe d’amore by JS Bach with Ironwood and Linda Kent (all for ABC Classics); and Koehne’s Inflight Entertainment (Naxos 2005).

Awards and prizes include joint winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York, first prize at Prague Spring Festival Competition, a MO award for Classical/Opera performer of the year and an Aria for her performance of the Ross Edwards’ Oboe Concerto.