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Co-Principal Oboe

A man playing the oboe

Peter Facer grew up in Hertfordshire, and then attended Girton College Cambridge, where he read music, graduating with a double first class degree.

He then studied as a postgraduate at the Royal Academy of Music in London where he graduated with distinction and earned the DipRAM for an outstanding final exam. He continued his studies at various music conservatories in Germany and subsequently won the position of Principal Oboe of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

In 2017, he returned to Great Britain and is now incredibly busy working as a freelance oboist. He has played guest principal oboe with many orchestras including the Philharmonia, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra and English National Opera.

Peter has recently performed the Marcello Oboe Concerto with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, and whilst with the West Australian Symphony gave the premiere performance of Andrew Schultz’s quadruple concerto Maali. Peter also regularly performs solo and chamber concerts around the country.

In 2019, Peter was appointed to the position of Co-Principal oboe of Britten Sinfonia, and was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.