Eve Osborn had no choice but to begin the oboe when, on her first day of high school, she was given an oboe with only the words “good luck” as guidance. Despite not knowing what an oboe was at the time, Eve has since come to love her temperamental instrument, as it has steadily decreased in its resemblance to a duckling.
Since this time Eve has been fortunate enough to have participated in music projects in 10 different countries, as well as regional Australia. Performance highlights include the Estivo Chamber Music Summer School in Verona, a tour to Vietnam with Opera Australia’s La Boheme cast and a sub-zero midwinter performance in the Jenolan Caves. She has also participated in several competitions, and was a finalist in the Sydney Conservatorium and Sydney Youth Orchestra Concerto Competitions, playing the Strauss and Martinů concertos.
Having recently moved to Melbourne to study at the Australian Academy of Music (ANAM), Eve currently learns from Jeff Crellin, Principal Oboe of the MSO. Prior to this, she studied at the Sydney Conservatorium, learning from Alexandre Oguey, Principal Cor Anglais of the SSO. Eve hopes that her time at ANAM will bring about new challenges and opportunities musically and otherwise. Aside from her musical studies, Eve spends her free time reading, travelling, and playing with her four dogs.
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