Tania Frazer is oboist and Artistic Director of the Southern Cross Soloists. Born in Australia, Tania Frazer studied with David Theodore at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She was a member of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, working closely with Lorin Maazel, Rostropovich, Solti and others. At the age of 23, Tania was invited by Zubin Mehta to perform with the famous Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. She has held Principal Oboe positions with the Israel Opera in Tel Aviv (1997-2001), and has appeared as Principal Oboe with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, NZSO, Jerusalem Symphony, Stavanger Symphony in Norway, the Montreal Chamber Orchestra and as Principal Cor Anglais of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. From 2004-2008 Tania performed as Principal Oboe with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, appearing as soloist alongside American soprano Dawn Upshaw on their 2006 European Tour. As a chamber musician, she has collaborated with artists such as Richard Tognetti, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Ilya Konovalov and Avi Avital. Tania won first prize at the Coleman International Competition, the Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Award, Australian Foundation in London Award, the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Martin Award and is featured in the Who’s Who of Australian Women in recognition of her contribution to the arts.
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