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Diana Doherty

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Name  Diana Doherty
Role  Oboist

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Albums  Romantic Oboe Concertos
Education  University of Melbourne Faculty of VCA and MCM, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University
Similar People  Ross Edwards, Takuo Yuasa, Sara Macliver, Richard Tognetti, Arvo Volmer

Music group  Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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Diana Doherty is an Australian oboist, currently Principal Oboe with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.


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Diana Doherty was born in Brisbane, where she began her education. She attended Brisbane State High School. She studied both piano and oboe at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music before completing her Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, from where she was awarded the M.E.N.S.A prize for the top graduating student. In 1985 she was a prize winner in the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards.

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She has studied in Zürich with Thomas Indermuhle and also taken courses with Maurice Bourgue.

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Diana Doherty has performed regularly as a soloist, with performances at various international festivals: the Prague Spring Festival; the MusicaRiva festival in Italy; Bratislava Music Festival; the Young Artist in Concert Festival in Davos, Switzerland.

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She has toured extensively within the United States, giving recitals and masterclasses, as well as performing in the Chamber Music series at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina, and a concerto performance at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

From 1990 to 1997, she was Principal Oboe in the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra. In July 1997 she returned to Australia and joined the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as Principal Oboe.

She premiered Ross Edwards' Oboe Concerto in 2002, under the baton of Lorin Maazel. This unusual work includes choreography for the oboist-cum-dancer. Maazel invited her to play and dance it with the New York Philharmonic in 2005, and Doherty has since become particularly associated with the concerto.

She has recorded the Ross Edwards concerto, as well as works by Haydn, Mozart, Martinů, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Graeme Koehne, Carl Vine, and others, with orchestras such as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Australis, and the Queensland Orchestra, and under conductors such as Arvo Volmer, Olaf Henzold, Takuo Yuasa, Ola Rudner, Marl Summerbell and Werner Andreas Albert.

Diana Doherty uses a Marigaux oboe.


She has won prizes in the International Lyceum Club Competition; the International Chamber Music Competition in Martigny; and the Prague Spring Festival Competition. In 1995 she won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions.

In 2001 Diana Doherty won the Australian Entertainment Mo Award for Classical/Opera performer of the year, and in 2003 received the APRA Australian Music Centre award for best performance of an Australian work.


  • Souvenirs CD (2004)
  • Diana Doherty Art Of Oboe CDs (2008)
  • Blues for D.D.
  • Romantic Oboe Concertos
  • Bach Album - Oboe Concertos, Sinfonias & Sonatas
  • References

    Diana Doherty Wikipedia