Murray Johnston

Murray Johnston has worked as Principal oboist to the Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet from 1971 – 74 and the Welsh National Opera from 1974 – 2008. He has also worked as principal oboe with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Northern Ireland, Royal Ulster Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Covent Garden Orchestra, Welsh Chamber Orchestra, Welsh Philharmonia.

Educated at Perth Academy, Gordonstoun School and University of Barcelona, Murray studied music at the Royal Manchester College of Music with Tom Ratter and subsequently studied with Heinz Holliger.

Murray has performed most of the principal oboe concerti and given many solo recitals within the area.

He has been teaching at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama for most of the past thirty years and is also guest tutor at the Birmingham Conservatoire.

He is experienced in class and ensemble teaching, masterclasses, and adjudication at all levels.