Julia White

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Julia White is a professional oboist with extensive experience of performing and recording as a soloist, and with orchestras and ensembles.
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After an MA in Modern History & English from St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, and a Masters in Music Performance from Birmingham Conservatoire, Julia White gained her Postgraduate Advanced Diploma with distinction from Trinity College of Music, London (now Trinity Laban), and was subsequently a Junior Fellow at the college. During her studies, she was awarded the Wilfred Hambleton Chamber Music Prize, and was selected for the BBC Concert Orchestra Mentor Scheme. She has since returned to Trinity to lead a workshop with the oboe students, and is also external assessor for oboe recitals at Leeds College of Music. On completing her studies, Julia played with Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra, Chile on cor anglais and oboe, first as a guest soloist, and then as a permanent member of the orchestra. Here she gained wide experience of the opera, ballet and symphonic repertoire; most notably she played the extended cor anglais solos in Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde, receiving excellent reviews in the Chilean national press. She now freelances in orchestras in London and further afield, with orchestras and ensembles large and small, and as a soloist. She regularly works as a session musician, and has recorded for Britz, a Channel 4 drama, for Solar Music (music for TV/advertising), composer Tanera Dawkins (for Scandinavian TV) and Ex Animo productions (music for short film). CD and DVD recordings include The World of the Oboe on the Oboe Classics label, operatic arias with internationally renowned tenor Ian Storey and Sinfonia Musicisti, and works for narrator and orchestra for Sinfonia Musicisti. Julia also recorded the demo tracks arranged by Solar Music to accompany the collection of oboe pieces Microjazz Oboe by Christopher Norton. In her performance of the Strauss Oboe Concerto in St. John’s, Smith Square, London, she was described as ‘an ideal interpreter’ of the work: ‘This was a most assured performance, full of warm lyricism and dazzling virtuosity’ – Bob Briggs, Music Web International. Her chamber music performances include collaboration with the Carducci Quartet, and as soloist with string principals from Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra. With Illume flute, oboe and piano trio, and Acustica oboe and guitar duo she performs across the UK. She is experienced in providing interactive music for frail/ill elderly people and people with mental health problems, and gives concerts in hospitals and nursing homes as part of the Music in Hospitals and ARCH schemes.

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Song list

Gabriel’s Oboe - Ennio Morricone
Arrival - Abba
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring - Bach
Adagio - Albinoni
Largo from New World Symphony - Dvorak
Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod
Ave Maria - Schubert
Pelagia’s Song - Warbeck
Gaelic Blessing - Rutter
Ashokan Farewell - Ungar
Amazing Grace - trad.
La Rejouissance - Handel
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Arlen
Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong) - Thiele/Weiss
My Heart Will Go On (Céline Dion) - Horner
The Flower Duet - Delibes
Londonderry Air (Danny Boy) - trad.
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - trad.
Moon River - Mancini
Scene from Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky
Sicilienne - Fauré
Summertime - Gershwin
You’ll Never Walk Alone - Rodgers
Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis) -Weiss/Peretti/Creatore
Wonderful Tonight - Clapton


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From customers:

El S
15 years ago

We could not forget to mention the expressive and beautiful sound of the cor anglais at the beginning of the third act. Lovely sound, impeccable intonation, precise phrases, shapes and articulations, but above all an expressiveness that was fundamental for the resulting dramatic finale.

Bob I
12 years ago

Strauss's Oboe Concerto found an ideal interpreter tonight. Julia White is an alumnus of Morley College and after several years playing with the Santiago Philharmonic she has returned to her home shores to continue her career. This was a most assured performance, full of warm lyricism and dazzling virtuosity. From the outset the music floated on air, both White and Peebles understanding that this is not a serious piece but an 18th century divertissement, meant to be enjoyed and not pondered over. White was clearly audible throughout – not always easy in the big acoustic of St John's – and with a discreet accompaniment from Peebles and his orchestra – the wind band was especially good – this made for a fine performance