Ms Linda Walsh
|Work Phone||(02) 4921 8932|
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School of Creative Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
|Office||CON 413, The Conservatorium Of Music|
Linda Walsh is a graduate in oboe performance of the Canberra School of Music. With the award of a Swiss Government Scholarship in 1985, she continued her postgraduate studies in Switzerland under Professor Hans Elhorst in Berne and Louise Pellerin in Zürich. An award from the Albert Roussel Foundation in Paris led to a very inspiring period of study with renowned French oboist Maurice Bourgue.
Linda joined the Basel Sinfonietta in 1986 and performed throughout France, Germany and Switzerland. Returning to Australia in 1987, Linda joined the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and over the following five years took part in three international tours and numerous recording projects with artists such as Sir Charles Mackerras, Frans Bruggen, Barry Tuckwell and Joshua Bell. Linda was also a founding member of Sydney Alpha Ensemble specialising in contemporary music. In 1998, Linda presented a recital of Australian repertoire for solo oboe at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. More recently, freelance engagements with the Sydney Symphony and Australian Opera Orchestras are part of a busy schedule which also includes solo recitals, chamber music concerts and radio broadcasts.
Linda Walsh is one of Australia's most highly regarded oboe teachers. She taught at Sydney Conservatorium of Music for eleven years from 1988, joining the staff at the University of Newcastle in 1996. Publications include a multi- lingual instructional DVD on oboe reed making in 2008, and a series of music videos incorporating live performance in 2009 which were presented in Birmingham at the Conference of the International Double Reed Society. Current research interests include multimedia performance and computer based composition. Linda currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of School (Drama, Fine Art and Music) University of Newcastle.
- Graduate Diploma in Education, Canberra College of Advanced Education, 1978
- Bachelor of Arts (Music), Canberra School of Music, 1985
- Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University, 1977
- Instructional video
- Multi media collaboration
- Music Documentary
- Twentieth century oboe repertoire
Twentieth century oboe performance, extended techniques
Experimental media and composition.
Fields of Research
Coordination of Woodwind area, coordination of ensembles and chamber music.
Currently Deputy Head of School, (Academic Management)
School of Drama, Fine Art and Music
- Chamber Music
Oboe, chamber music, ensemble collaboration skills.