A black and white image of Katherine Bryer, a caucasian female, with long dark hair, wearing a dark top and holding her oboe.

Katherine Bryer

Katherine Bryer is the Sub-Principal Oboe of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

She enjoys a varied career working as an orchestral, solo and chamber musician with a variety of ensembles throughout the UK. After 3 years in Edinburgh studying with Joe Houghton at St Mary’s Music School, Katherine moved to London to pursue both a Bachelors and Masters at the Royal Academy of Music, studying oboe with Chris Cowie, Ian Hardwick and Celia Nicklin, and cor anglais with Sue Böhling and Jill Crowther.

During her time in London Katherine pursued a wide-ranging career as an orchestral musician, appearing with orchestras including London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, and Philharmonia Orchestra.

Katherine is a dedicated solo and chamber musician and has enjoyed many recital opportunities as a Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme Artist with pianist and duo partner, Irena Radić. Her chamber pursuits have also led to performances with groups including Hebrides Ensemble, 12 Ensemble, and specialist contemporary music group, Explore Ensemble, in festivals taking her from Orkney to the Netherlands.

When not playing the oboe or making reeds, Katherine enjoys cooking, spending time with friends, and going for a not too strenuous run.

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