Oboist

Clare Hoskins

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Oboist
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Clare is a freelance orchestral oboist and cor anglais player who also works as a professional choral singer, accompanist and teacher.

CLARE HOSKINS - oboe and cor-anglais Clare Hoskins read music at Trinity College, Cambridge, where she was a choral exhibitioner. Having then trained and worked as a primary school teacher, she left teaching to become a post-graduate student at the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied the oboe with Tess Miller and the cor anglais with Christine Pendrill for two years. Clare has worked extensively as a freelance player, including many years with Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Garsington Opera, and the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as performing as an extra player with English National Opera, the orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, the London Mozart Players and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Clare still works in education, teaching for Camden and Haringey Music Services and taking part in music workshops and outreach projects for orchestras with which she plays, and for Create Arts, a charity which aims to transform the lives of disadvantaged people through the creative arts. Clare lives in Cricklewood with her husband – the conductor Paul Hoskins – and their three children, who are all musicians, too.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Early music, Musical theatre, Opera, Baroque, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Easy listening, Light music
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Instruments:
Oboe, Cor Anglais, Singer (Soprano), Recorder
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Lyricist, Songwriter, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Animateur
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Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£100
Up to 2 hours£120
Up to 3 hours£150

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Gavin R, 7 months ago

Clare Hoskins has a clear ringing voice, excellent sight-reading, and wonderful attention to the details of text and meaning. Apart from being a warm and responsive human-being, Clare is an invaluable member of any vocal ensemble in terms of raising the game of her fellow colleagues, and also a highly competent soloist in her own right.

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Cathal G, 8 months ago

Clare was recommended to me by a fellow conductor and and I hired her to play Principal Oboe in my recent performance of Handel’s Samson. She did an excellent and thoroughly professional job and fitted in well with the rest of the orchestra, which was also professional.

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