Imogen Davies

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2018

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Oboe

Location: Royal Academy of Music

Imogen is currently studying with Christopher Cowie, Ian Hardwick and Sue Bohling at the Royal Academy of Music, where she has been awarded the Leverhulme Trust Undergraduate Scholarship. Imogen began her studies at Chetham’s School of Music, where she studied from 2004-2014. In her final year at the school, Imogen was chosen to perform in the Chetham’s Showcase Concert and was made Co-Principal Oboe of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
In 2015, Imogen took part in the prestigious LSO Woodwind Academy. She also won the Grimaldi Cor Anglais Prize at the Academy in 2015, and went on to win the Leila Bull Oboe Prize in 2018. 
Imogen has been a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester since 2016, which has given her the opportunity to perform at prestigious concert venues throughout Europe and the United Arab Emirates. As a member of the orchestra she has also had the opportunity to perform under the batons of conductors including Christoph Eschenbach, Daniel Harding, Ingo Metzmacher and David Afkahm.
In February 2018, Imogen took part in a side by side project with the Britten Sinfonia, where she had the opportunity to play alongside eight members of the Britten Sinfonia and two other Academy students, performing a children's opera by Patrick Hawes.
Recent performances include the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House as part of the Stage Band in Verdi’s ‘Macbeth’ and Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra.
She also regularly peforms with the London Firebird Orchestra, the Arch Sinfonia, the Burley Ensemble and her wind ensemble - the Abingdon Quintet.
Imogen will begin a one year Masters Degree at the Royal Academy of Music in September 2018, generously supported by the Royal Academy of Music and Help Musicians U.K.