Virtuoso Profile

Ann Blackburn
Oboe

Ann is an Oboist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra


About Me

Ann Blackburn is currently Second Oboe with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, a position she has held since 2013.

She holds a Bachelor of Music from the Australian National University and a Diploma from the Freiburg Hochschule für Musik, where she studied with Heinz Holliger.

Ann played Associate Principal Oboe with Orchestra Victoria from 2004-2006. She has worked extensively with the Sydney and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, the Auckland Philharmonic, Opera Australia’s Oz Opera and the Victorian Opera.

She has also performed as guest Principal with the Melbourne, Adelaide, Queensland and West Australian Symphony Orchestras and the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. Ann has performed in recitals in New Zealand and Germany with her chamber group Trio Australasia.

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