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Emma McGovern

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English oboist Emma McGovern is a graduate of the Royal College of Music and the Tchaikovksy Conservatoire in Moscow.
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English oboist Emma is a graduate of the Royal College of Music and the Tchaikovksy Conservatoire in Moscow. As an orchestral musician Emma has worked with a variety of orchestras including French-based opera company Opera de Bauge, Kostroma Symphonic Orchestra of Russia, Orpheus Sinfonia and was also selected to be English National Opera’s Young Apprentice for their 2009/2010 season. Emma is an extra player for Bournmouth Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist Emma has performed concertos with Trinity College of Music Sinfonietta, Imaistri Orchestra and Situation Opera Orchestra and in 2010 Emma gave a recital in the Small Hall of Tchaikovsky in Moscow. She has also been a prizewinner in international competitions such as the Upolova Svirel International Competition for Soloists in Slovenia 2010 where she was awarded the silver prize, finalist in the 2010 RCM Concerto Competition and in 2009 was a semi finalist in the Chieri International Soloists competition in Italy.

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Emma's Reviews

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Hollie W
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Emma has incredible talent and truly made my father's funeral service. Emma is professional, reliable and wonderfully caring. I highly recommend.

Reply from Emma
11 months ago

Thank you so much for your kind words Hollie. It was a beautiful service and it was a privilege to be a part of it

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Stephen S
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent. Emma was on time for the rehearsal, positive in attitude and a great oboist. I thoroughly recommend her.

Reply from Emma
11 months ago

Thank you so much Stephen, I loved performing with your orchestra.

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Michael R
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Emma was delightful to work with, excellent musicianship and a real team player. I’d heartily recommend her to anyone.

Reply from Emma
11 months ago

Thank you very much Michael, the concert will brilliant and a beautiful location!

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Patrick M
6 years ago
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5 out of 5

Emma was very professional, got stuck into the music with no bother and we benefited greatly from her musicianship and enthusiastic attitude to a rather unique event.

Reply from Emma
11 months ago

Thank you Patrick, hope to cross paths again!

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Cent M
9 years ago

We had the chance to listen to three aspiring musicians, graduates from the Royal College of Music in London, who left the audience in astonishment with their musical skills. They are true enthusiasts in their field."

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Emma's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£800
Packages
Corporate Events
Hour long set of your favourite classical music to add some sparkle and calm to your event.
£250
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£300
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£400
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Not a problem. I can be flexible with timings if given enough notice

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

No this isn’t possible

How much time do you need to set up?

Around 20 minutes

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests have an amazing time. However, I am definitely happy to chat through and make sure I find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, there is a £50 fee for this to take into account the extra rehearsal time
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Early music, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Opera, Musical theatre
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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