Discovering the oboe at 14, Owen Jackson has accrued numerous musical achievements, establishing a firm foundation for his musical career. Graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium with a Bachelor of Music in Performance in 2015, Owen has been involved with a number of youth, and professional orchestras. Particular highlights of his orchestral experiences include performances with the QSO, with whom he is a casual, a season as principal cor anglaist with the Australian Youth Orchestra, and four years with QYO’s premier orchestra, the Queensland Youth Symphony, touring internationally in 2012, and filling each position of the oboe section during this period.
Passionate about the oboe’s solo repertoire, Owen has achieved a number of awards, including the Conservatorium’s Rudolf Pekarek prize in 2014 and 2015, and a prize from the Queensland Double Reed Society’s Open competition in 2014.
Along with small, large, and solo performing, Owen is keenly interested in education. Having been inspired throughout the course of his degree and time at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) by his instrumental educators, and various guest artists, Owen aspires to be involved in education at all levels. Understanding the impact of the mentor-pupil relationship, and the importance of having passionate educators, forms a fundamental purpose for Owen’s musical pursuit.
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