Alexandra King is a Melbourne oboist who began her musical journey at age five learning piano, before being recommended to begin the oboe at age eight, which she took up with a passion. She became a member of 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. She has won prizes in Australian Double Reed Society conferences and performed in many masterclasses; including with Diana Doherty, Jean-Louis Capezzali, Gordon Hunt and Thomas Indermühle; as well as participated in 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, and in that time also participated in AYO’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 2021 looks forward to studying under Jeffrey Crellin as she commences her training at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM).
Outside of music, Alexandra enjoys hiking and spending time in nature.
Photo by Pia Johnson