In 2015 Melbourne Youth Music hosted a Masterclass Series, comprising of three Masterclasses, each focusing on different instruments and rehearsal techniques, presented at different venues around Victoria.
This Masterclass focused on the oboe and was held at the Victorian College of the Arts, featuring oboist, Diana Doherty. During the Masterclass she guided students through key aspects of instrumental performance, in front of a live audience – both in person and online. Both live and online audiences had the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with Diana on any aspects of oboe performance.
Diana Doherty joined the Sydney Symphony as Principal Oboe in 1997, having held the same position with the Symphony Orchestra of Lucerne (1990-1997). She was born in Brisbane and completed her undergraduate studies at the Victorian College of the Arts. In 1985 she won the Other Instruments section of the ABC Instrumental and Vocal Competition, and was named Most Outstanding Competitor Overall. In 1989 she completed her post-graduate diploma in Zurich, studying with Thomas Indermühle.
Since then she has appeared as a soloist throughout the world, and career highlights have included the premiere of Ross Edward’s Oboe Concerto with the Sydney Symphony, followed by invitations to perform it with the New York, Royal Liverpool and Malaysian philharmonic orchestras. She has played concertos with the major symphony orchestras in Australia and New Zealand, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Musica Viva, Seymour Group and Ensemble Kanazawa Japan, and in 1994 she was the soloist on the Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Chinese tour. She has also appeared in numerous international festivals, including the Prague Spring Festival, where she won first prize in the 1991 festival competition for her performance of the Martinu concerto. Her most recent concerto appearance with the Sydney Symphony was in 2008, when she played Mozart.
This Masterclass was live-streamed by our Digital Partner 5stream.