Alexandra King is a Melbourne-based oboist who began her musical journey at age five learning piano, before beginning learning the oboe at age eight, which she took up with gusto. She joined the Melbourne Youth Orchestras in 2013 and performed with them for four years, where she found her passion for orchestral performance.
In 2015 Alexandra completed her AMusA in oboe, and has since won prizes in Australian Double Reed Society conferences, performing in a suite of masterclasses with Diana Doherty, Jean-Louis Capezzali, Gordon Hunt, and Thomas Indermühle. She participated at the Wellington International Oboe Summer School in New Zealand in 2017 and the International Oboe Course of Corfu in 2018.
Alexandra completed her Bachelor of Music Performance in 2020 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Whilst in Sydney, she performed with Sydney Conservatorium’s Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, and Modern Music Ensembles. During that time, she also participated in the Australian Youth Orchestra’s National Music Camp, and performed in the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet Orchestra.
Alexandra has been privileged to be taught by Michael Pisani, Alexandre Oguey and Shefali Pryor, and in 2023, continues her third year of study with Jeffrey Crellin at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). Outside of music, Alexandra enjoys hiking and spending time in nature.
FROM: Melbourne, VIC. Lands of the Kulin Nation.
Photo by Pia Johnson