Alexandra (Alex) Allan is an oboist hailing from Perth with a love of musical storytelling. In 2021, Alex will commence her first year of training with Jeffrey Crellin at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM).
Alex completed her Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours from the University of Western Australia in 2020 under the tutelage of Leanne Glover. During her studies, she was supported by a number of scholarships and prizes, including the Delano Scholarship, Wesley Scholarship, Choral Society Prize, ROSL Prize in Music Performance, Edith Cowan Prize and the Alex Cohen Travelling Scholarship. As an enthusiastic participant in chamber music throughout her degree, Alex toured the regions with WA Opera in 2018 and 2019 and performed at the 2018 Bangalow Music Festival in NSW.
Alex is currently a casual musician with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly with the Perth Symphony Orchestra as well as a number of freelance ensembles in Perth. She has participated in Australian Youth Orchestra programs since 2019, including the International Tour in that year. Her onstage highlights from this tour and other adventures include playing Mahler’s Symphony no. 1 in Singapore, Mahler’s Symphony no. 2 at the Perth Concert Hall, Dvořák’s Symphony no. 7 in the Concertgebouw, Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 10 at the Sydney Opera House, and Parsifal with Victorian Opera.
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