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John Anderson

British isles oboist John Anderson includes a highly reputable career in traditional music and a touch from the pop profile, showing up in Diana Ross and Joni Mitchell recordings and stunning up material like a Riverdance medley when leading the John Anderson Concert Orchestra. He started the oboe while at college in South Wales, and continuing their studies at the Royal University of Music. He previously secured his initial orchestral post by age 20 with Geneva’s Suisse Romande Orchestra, and in the ensuing three years continued to positions using the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the Royal Philharmonic as well as the British Chamber Orchestra. The oboe player’s timetable seems pretty active, specifically for instrumentalists who appear to spend several hours every day individually carving their reeds. But he doesn’t have the time to make honky tonk music — that is clearly a country singer from the same name with which he’s often baffled. The oboist is normally a professor on the Royal University of Music, greater than a stone’s toss in the honky tonks, and a freelance musician on film and tv soundtracks including Gray Owl, Billy Elliott, as well as the Golden Dish. His impressive traditional discography contains Italian Baroque concertos and a set of contrasting recordings from the Strauss concerto. He in addition has redoubled up on Mozart’s well-known oboe feature “Sinfonia Concertante K297b”, documenting the work using the London Celebration Orchestra as well as the Philharmonia. Anderson loves to function in a duo with guitarist Simon Wynberg; both released an record on the wonderful Chandos imprint.

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