Pauline Oostenrijk

Hoboist / Oboist

Hobo docent / Professor of Oboe

Pianist, componist, schrijfster


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After a flying start as an oboist at a very young age –  national ‘Young Musician of the Year’ for The Netherlands in 1986 – I have, during 30 years, been so lucky to be able to realize all the things I dreamed of as a child. I studied oboe and piano at the Conservatory in Amsterdam, followed inspiring masterclasses and won a number of prizes, among which the Netherlands Music Prize, which is the highest State Award for classical music. The first prize in the Fernand Gillet oboe competition in Baltimore resulted in an exciting recital in Carnegie Hall. I was appointed principal oboe in the Residentie Orchestra of The Hague and played numerous concerts in The Netherlands and abroad with lovely fellow musicians. As a soloist and as a member of different chamber music combinations, I had the opportunity to make a number of cd recordings.

Lately, I have been extending my activities in somewhat different directions. After 25 wonderful years of playing with the Residentie Orchestra, I have resigned from this position to make time for a combination of playing chamber music, teaching, composing and writing. I recently obtained a degree in Dutch language and literature at the Utrecht University. Besides my teaching at the Prince Claus Conservatoire in Groningen I took up the mission to make as many children as possible play the oboe and create more developing possibilities for talented young oboists. 



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