OBOE PROFESSORS

ROY CARTER
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master
Roy Carter began playing the oboe at 10 years of age under the tutelage of Margaret Eliot. He was awarded a Junior Exhibition Scholarship to The Royal Academy of Music two years later and at 16 he was granted an Open Scholarship to the Royal College of Music. There he studied under Terence McDonough. He won the Joy Boughton Memorial Prize for oboe and was appointed Principal Oboe in the RCM Chamber Orchestra in his second year of study.
Apart from holding the principal oboe position in the London Symphony Orchestra for nineteen years, he has performed as principal oboe with every major orchestra in the UK including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Northern Sinfonia and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. 
He has performed as a soloist worldwide with the LSO and other orchestras, performing the Strauss and Mozart concertos many times as well as the Dominic Muldowney Oboe Concerto which was commissioned for him by the LSO. He world-premièred and recorded this concerto in 1989. He has worked under great conductors such as Sir Colin Davis, Bernard Haitink, Michael Tilson Thomas, Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev and André Previn. On Christmas Day 1989, he performed at The Berlin Celebration Concert, commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall, as Principal Oboe of an international orchestra hand-picked and conducted by Leonard Bernstein. It was broadcast live to twenty-two countries. 
In his teaching career, he has been a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music, and between 1990 and 1995 he was Professor of Oboe at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, during which time he edited the solo-pieces book series The Oboist’s Collection. In addition, throughout his career he has given masterclasses around the world, including in the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and Italy. He has also sat on numerous competition panels.
He recorded four CDs as a member of the Deutz Trio, alongside Paul Edmund-Davis and John Alley, then the LSO’s principal flautist and pianist respectively. In popular music, he has personally recorded with Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Lindisfarne, Phil Collins and Nancy Sinatra, while his film recordings include Star Wars, Harry Potter and Braveheart, among many others.
His oboe reed making company has been very successful and has proved to be a great help to oboe players both professional, amateur and semi-professional

Roy Carter was principle oboe in the London Symphony Orchestra for 19 years. As a soloist he has performed worldwide, including many performances of the Strauss and Mozart concertos as well as world premiering and recording the Dominic Muldowney oboe concerto, which was commissioned for him by the LSO. He has performed as principle oboe with every major orchestra in the UK including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Northern Sinfonia and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He has worked under great conductors such as Sir Colin Davis, Bernard Haitink, Michael Tilson Thomas, Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev, André Previn and Leonard Bernstein.

CLASSES 2019 - 2020

4th -6th October 2019

10th -12th January 2020

28th February - 1st March 2020

2nd - 4th May 2020