Lesley Morson

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About Lesley Morson

Versatile Oboist/Cor Anglais player based in Birmingham. An experienced orchestral, chamber, recording, pit and solo musician.
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Lesley Morson has been and still is a highly regarded and sought after freelancer since completing her undergraduate and postgraduate study at the Birmingham Conservatoire where she finished with distinction in 2006. A versatile doubler she has been fortunate to experience extensive orchestral playing including extra work with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, 2nd Oboe in The Sinfonia Stellaris, Principal and 2nd oboe in The Central England Camerata as well as working on many shows and operas; Notably playing at Longborough Opera in Siegfried as well as many shows like Cats and Miss Saigon. She was a finalist in the Conservatoire prize for woodwind and has appeared as a soloist with the Sinfonia of Birmingham, The Central England Ensemble and Queens Park Sinfonia performing The Mozart, Vaughan Williams, Martinu and Bach double concertos respectively. Lesley studied with George Caird, Jenni Philips, Edwin Roxburgh and John Anderson and took part on two residential courses in Greece and Italy with Nicholas Daniel. She is the founding member of Chimera, a recital group performing across the West Midlands, specialising in wedding repertoire. She is also a professional reed maker selling on Etsy#oboereedsbylesley. Lesley is a hard working, professional and loyal musician who will fit into any section or ensemble. With a flexible and open work ethic, she is friendly and personable. Classically trained she enjoys the orchestral set up but is equally in her element in a chamber ensemble, theatre pit or recording studio.

Lesley Morson's Reviews

From customers:

Leamington C
3 years ago

‘Within a shaft of sunshine Lesley Morson produced her memorable contributions, deservedly recognised by Mike Seal’

Audience M
4 years ago

‘Your Cor playing was exquisite in Rachmaninov’s 2nd symphony’

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Lesley Morson's Song list

Experienced Orchestral Player familiar with standard orchestral repertoire
1st, 2nd and Cor Anglais
Chamber music - experienced in quintet and trio wind repertoire
The Wizard of Oz
Sweeney Todd
Sound of Music
A Christmas Carol
My Fair Lady
Fiddler on the Roof
Phantom of the Opera
South Pacific
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Les Miserable
Miss Saigon
Beauty and the Beast
The Wedding Singer
Annie get your gun
Pagliacci Cavalleria Rusticana
L’Elisir d’amore
Don Giovanni
The Mikado

Lesley Morson's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£75
Up to 1 hour£125
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£250
Customer questions

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

I will always try to be as flexible and adaptable to your needs as possible.

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


How much time do you need to set up?

30 minutes

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

Of course, please get in touch for more information

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

If a chair is required this will need to be provided.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes absolutely no problem.
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Covers, Classic rock
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Recording session, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Arranger
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