Nadia Oboe Player

Nadia studied oboe at the Conservatoire a Rayonnement Regional de Cergy-Pontoise, Ile de France (2006-2009). During her degree she was co-principal oboe at the Orchestra Johannes Brahms de Paris (2007–2009), and worked on various chamber-orchestra and solo projects, including arranging and performing Stockhausen’s Zodiac for oboe and electric guitar.

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Recently she is Principal Oboe of the Opera Theatre in Varna (Bulgaria). Nadia was born in 1986 in Varna and started her education there. She was principal oboe with the Sinfonietta Orchestra and Youth Opera Orchestra (2001–2004), and took part in the annual international music festival Varna Summer, before continuing her education at the National School of Music and the National Academy of Music, Sofia.

Nadia studied with Jean-Marie Poupelin, Iassen Enchev, and Georgi Zheliazov and took massterclasses with David Walter, Emmanuel Abbuhl, and Jean-Philippe Thiébaut. In 2004 she became principal oboe with Youth Philharmonic Orchestra Lyubomir Pipkov, Sofia. In 2006 she was invited by orchestra Mokranjac, Belgrade, to perform as soloist in the Serbian premiere of D. Jusic’s concert for oboe and orchestra – the first major performance in Serbia of work by a Croatian composer after the end of the Yugoslav wars.

Between 2006 and the beginning of 2010 Nadia was regularly invited to take part in concerts by the Opera Philharmonic Society, Ruse, Bulgaria and joined the orchestra’s tour of France in October 2009. Most recently, Nadia participated as principal oboe in the Bulgarian Plovdiv Symphony Orchestra’s tour of Italy.

As well as working with orchestras, Nadia is passionate about chamber music and has won a number of prizes at international competitions with a wind quintet. She is also a keen advocate for the place of oboe in jazz music.

In 2009 Nadia recorded a series of pieces for solo oboe – established works as well as improvisations.

1 Comment

  1. Dear Nadia,
    My 13-year old son, Miki, is a student at Guildhall Junior College, and has just achieved a distinction in Grade 6 on the oboe, but really wants to learn to play jazz oboe. He picks up things very easily and plays very well in ensembles. If you have a group, or know of a group in which he could learn and experience oboe as a jazz instrument, I would be very interested to hear from you. We live in central London.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Charles Burnett

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