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John Roberts

HPT (Wind Brass Percussion)


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
SE10 9JF


Glasgow-born John Roberts has been based in London since 2008, where, after studying with the Royal Opera House’s principal oboe Christopher Cowie, he quickly became immersed in the city’s rich orchestral scene and was appointed principal oboe of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 2013.

Nowadays, John still holds his position in the RPO, as well as being principal oboe in the English Chamber Orchestra and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. He has performed concertos in Europe, Asia and Africa, and is also a very keen chamber musician, having toured extensively with the ASMF chamber and worked at various times with London Winds, the Gaudier Ensemble, Zarek Chamber and the London Sinfonietta.

In recent years, John also has a small presence on CD, having recorded Poulenc’s Sonata, Trio and Sextuor with the pianist Mark Bebbington, and a solo number in John Rutter’s I Sing of a Maiden EP.