Virtuoso Profile

Huw Jones

Huw is Principal Oboe of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) and is on staff at the University of Queensland

About Me

Huw Jones has appeared as an Oboist with every major symphony orchestra in Australia and New Zealand, as well as Guest Principal Oboe with the Opera Australia Orchestra, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the Australia Chamber Orchestra, and the Australian World Orchestra.

Huw graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with First-Class Honours, and later moved to London to study at the Royal College of Music. During this time Huw also undertook trials as Second Oboe with the Philharmonia Orchestra London, and the Irish Chamber Orchestra. In 2010 Huw moved back to Sydney, where he undertook a busy freelance and teaching career, as well as being the Director of Music at St Philip’s Anglican Church, York Street.

In 2013, Huw was appointed as Section Principal Oboe of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and began teaching at the University of Queensland in 2014. Huw is also a keen chamber musician, and regularly appears with Ensemble Q at the Queensland Conservatorium, and the Australia Ensemble at the University of New South Wales. When not playing music, Huw enjoys spending time with his one wife, two children, and three chickens.

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