Celia Nicklin

FRAM

Woodwind - Oboe

Orchestral career playing with all of the major British orchestras

Studied at the Royal Academy of Music

Recorded numerous film scores with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields

If you've ever watched the film Amadeus, you will have heard Celia playing the oboe with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, one of the orchestras with whom she played for many years. During the years before joining that orchestra, Celia was principal oboe with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and a student at the Royal Academy of Music.

On her return from a year in Germany, she was offered the principal oboe position with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. After a couple of years with that orchestra she moved to London, where she was, for more than 35 years, the principal oboe with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and the London Mozart Players, as well as playing with most of the prominent British symphony orchestras.

She also played in backing bands with the Beatles and many of the most successful UK pop groups.

Celia has played for hundreds of recordings, both as soloist & orchestral member, in particular with the Academy of St Martins and the Mozart Players, and has worked with most of the world's great soloists.

Currently, she holds a prominent role in the oboe department at the Academy, as well as teaching and examining across Europe and the USA.  She is also often a judge on the panels of international music competitions. She is a dedicated teacher and has taught many students who have gone on to become distinguished oboists, either as principals in orchestras throughout the world, or as teachers.

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