Principal Oboe Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
YouTube biographical interview with Heather Monkhouse.
David is one of Australia's finest oboists. He is a Churchill Fellow and a master teacher who was, until 2005, Associate Professor at the Australian National University. Much of his professional life has been dedicated to the art of the pedagogy of the oboe. Several of David's former students hold important orchestral positions in Australia and overseas. He has performed as soloist with most of Australia's symphony orchestras and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. As a member of the Canberra Wind Soloists, he has given concerts to great acclaim throughout the world. His many CDs are regularly broadcast on ABC Classic FM. David is currently the Principal Oboist with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Adjunct Professor at the UTAS Conservatorium of Music. In 2012 he performed the beautiful Oboe Concerto by Richard Strauss with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
FULL CURRICULUM VITAE
2015 - Current
Adjunct Professor UTAS Conservatorium of Music
Principal Oboe, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO)
Guest Principal Oboe, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Guest Principal Oboe, Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras
Associate Professor of Oboe, School of Music, Australian National University (ANU)
Member Canberra Wind Soloists
Assisitant Dean, Faculty of Arts, ANU
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Oboe, Canberra School of Music, Canberra Institute of the Arts and ANU.
Member Canberra Wind Soloists
Principal Oboe Australian Chamber Orchestra
National and International Soloist with Australian Chamber Orchestra
Associate Principal Oboe, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Guest Principal Oboe with all Australian Symphony Orchestras excepting West Australian Symphony
Soloist with Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Tasmanian and Canberra Symphony Orchestras
Principal Oboe, Canberra Symphony Orchestra
Tutor in Oboe
2007-Current UTAS Conservatorium of Music
USQ McGregor Summer School (25 years)
Four years Tutor in Oboe, Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) National Music Camp
Two Years National auditioner of AYO Woodwind, Brass and Percussion programs
Two Years Specialist Tutor of AYO Regional Woodwind Quintet Programs
1983-2005 Member of Canberra Wind Soloists (internationally acclaimed wind quintet)
1983-1995 Guest oboe Australia Ensemble
1978-Current Performances with Australian and overseas colleagues
CD Recordings also see discography
2020 “Russkaya Melodiya” 24 arrangements of Russian Romantic Piano Music for oboe & piano by Larry Sitsky. To be released by the Australian National University World premiere recording.
2015 Time is a River Graeme Koehne & the TSO Australian Composer Series ABC Classics World premiere recording.
2006-Current Since joining the TSO as Principal Oboe David has been involved in the recording and commercial release of more than 30 cds and 2 box sets for ABC Classics and 15 discs for the Hyperion Label of the United Kingdom. Details available on request.
2011 ABC 4764238 “Russkaya Melodiya” re-released as “Russian Music For Oboe” World premiere recording.
1999 ABC Classics ABC 456 694-2 “Russkaya Melodiya”, Romantic Russian Melodies for Oboe and Piano with pianist/arranger Larry Sitsky World premiere recording.
1998 Tall Poppies TP119 “Romancing the Oboe” with guitarist Timothy Kain
1997 ABC Classics ABC456 357-2 “To the Dark Wood”-Canberra Wind Soloists World premiere recording.
1997 Tall Poppies TP113 “A Garden of Earthly Delights”. Oboe Concerto “Monody” by Carl Vine. Australian Youth Orchestra, Diego Masson-conductor World premiere recording.
1996 Tall Poppies TP041 Schumann “Complete Works for Oboe”, Larry Sitsky-Piano
1990 ABC Classics ABC 434 718-2 “Canberra Wind Soloists”
1990 Tall Poppies TP029 “Mozart The Wind Quartets” Australia Ensemble
2002 ABC 472 605-2 Christmas Around The World
2001 ABC 461 728-2 From Winter’s Stillness
1994 Tall Poppies TP024 The Battlers
1976 Diploma of Arts in Music (Concert Performance), Queensland Conservatorium of Music
1978 Prüfung der Künstlerischen Reife, Musikhochschule Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Prof. Heinz Holliger Freiburg,Germany
Prof. Hans Elhorst Freiburg,Germany
Ass. Prof Jiri Tancibudek Adelaide, South Australia
Michael J. Byrne Brisbane, Queensland
1977 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship
1980 Commonwealth Finalist ABC Instrumental and Vocal Competition
2003 ACT Arts Quick Response Grant
Commissions and New Works
2014 "Persistence of Memory" Graeme Koehne
2013 “Five Colour Pieces” for Solo Oboe by Larry Sitsky
2009 “Russkaya Melodiya” 24 arrangements of Russian Romantic Piano Music for oboe & piano by Larry Sitsky
2006 Sonata for Oboe and Piano by Larry Sitsky recorded for broadcast by the ABC in 2013 (premiere)
2002 Charmer's Apprentice for oboe & piano by Elena Kats-Chernin
2002 “Asides on the Oboe” for solo Oboe by Andrew Ford recorded and broadcast by the ABC in 2003 (premiere)
2001 “Scottish Songs and Dances” for oboe and cello by Ruth Lee Martin
1999 Sonata for Oboe and Violoncello by Geoffrey Allen
1999 “Coronach for the birds” for solo oboe by Ruth Lee Martin
1999 “Russkaya Melodiya” 22 arrangements of Russian Romantic Piano Music by Larry Sitsky
1996 “Monody” Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra by Carl Vine (Australia Council)
1992 “Six Studies in Canonic Form” Schumann arranged Sitsky
1985 “To the Dark Wood” for wind quintet by George Rochberg
1983 “Sayat Novar” for Solo Oboe by Larry Sitsky
1983-2005 Arrangements by Richard H. McIntyre for wind quintet
1983-2005 Various University Committees as required
1999-2005 Board Member Canberra Symphony Orchestra
2000-2004 Board Member National Institute of the Arts, ANU