Joshua Oates


Joshua Oates
Joshua Oates attended Marryatville High School in Adelaide, beginning oboe lessons
while part of the special interest music program. He continued his oboe studies at
the Elder Conservatorium of Music with Celia Craig, winning a Helpmann Prize for
performance and later graduating with first class honours. Joshua also performed
with the Adelaide Youth Orchestra, both as an orchestral member and soloist. In
2014, the Elder Conservatorium awarded Joshua an EMR Travel Scholarship, enabling
him to have lessons with many internationally acclaimed oboists including Jonathan
Kelly, Nick Deutsch and Nicholas Daniel. While still a student, Joshua began his
freelance career with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Since being a part of the
Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Fellowship Program in 2016/17, Joshua has played with
many orchestras around the country, including the Adelaide and Sydney Symphony
Orchestras and Orchestra Victoria. He has also been invited to play guest principal
with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and guest principal Cor Anglais and Oboe with
the Opera Australia Orchestra.