Oboist

Elsie Woollard

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Oboist
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Oboist working and teaching in London

Elsie completed her Postgraduate Diploma at the Royal College of Music studying under David Theodore and Ruth Bolister in 2016 with Distinction. During her time at the RCM she played principal oboe in most of the RCM orchestras under conductors such as John Wilson, Nicholas Collon and Peter Stark. She also won the RCM Evelyn Rothwell Oboe prize in 2015 and was chosen to take part in the English National Opera Evolve scheme. She is a keen orchestral musician and since leaving the RCM has performed with the English National Opera and is a regular dep for The Phantom of the Opera at HMT in the West End. Elsie was invited to perform with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the Orchestra of the English National Opera during her time at college and also appeared with many student/graduate orchestras such as Orchestra Vitae and Orion Orchestra she was also invited to play with the . Elsie is heavily involved in Education and Outreach work, gaining experience in running workshops with Teenage Cancer Trust, BBC Proms and RCM Sparks. She believes it is very important to reach out to those who wouldn’t normally have to opportunity to create music. She also teaches oboe privately around London, from beginners upwards of all ages.

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I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
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Genres:
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceillidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Marching, Noise music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango
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Instruments:
Oboe, Oboe d'amore, Cor anglais
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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:
Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Examiner
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Patrick M, 2 years ago

Elsie ran a 2-hour woodwind sectional for our orchestra and was great - she was professional but created a friendly atmosphere and really helped the players to focus on their playing, with noticeable improvements.

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Greg W, 2 years ago

Delightful person and a really good player.