Topic: AUDITION RESULT Principal Oboe Philharmonia … cipal_oboe

From the Philharmonia website....
The Philharmonia Orchestra has appointed Tom Blomfield, 22, as Joint Principal. He will share the position of Principal Oboe with Gordon Hunt.

Tom was born in North Wales, and studied at the Royal Academy of Music under Christopher Cowie (his predecessor in the position) and Ian Hardwick.

As principal oboe in a number of projects with the Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra Tom has worked with Edward Gardner, Oliver Knussen and Sir Mark Elder. In his second year, Tom was selected to play principal oboe in the Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble with Trevor Pinnock, in a  project that culminated in a release on Linn Records of Mozart's Serenade for 13 Winds in B Flat.

Tom has appeared as guest principal oboe with the London Symphony Orchestra and BBC Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Sinfonia Cymru. Tom joins the Philharmonia in September 2017.

Kira Doherty, Chair of the Philharmonia Orchestra, commented: “We are delighted that Tom is joining the Philharmonia Orchestra. The members were hugely impressed with Tom’s performances with the Orchestra, and we look forward to welcoming him.”