Visiting Masters

Amy McKean – Oboe

IMG_0446Amy McKean is Sub-Principal Oboe with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and a member of the teaching staff at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Originally from Glasgow, she moved to London in 2003 to study at the Royal Academy of Music.

After graduating, she continued her studies in Germany with Christian Wetzel at the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Leipzig and subsequently at the Hochschule fur Musik und Tanz Köln, taking a year out from studying to work as Principal Cor Anglais with the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland Pfalz in Ludwigshafen.

She has worked with various orchestras in the UK and Europe including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Cologne Radio (WDR) Symphony Orchestra, Zürich Opera, Scottish Opera, English National Opera and Welsh National Opera.

Rebekah Abramski – Bassoon

BA-1After completing a BMus at the RNCM Rebekah began postgraduate study in Stuttgart where she went on to be appointed a two year contract to play the Bassoon and Contrabassoon at the State Opera.

In 2003 she was appointed principal Contrabassoon at the Baden State Opera in Karlsruhe where she also tutored contrabassoon at the Hochschule fuer Musik. During her time in Germany Rebekah was a member of the contemporary music group suono mobile and the Abramski trio with her husband Ron Abramski and Principal Cor Anglais of the NDR Hanover, Mirjam Budday.

After eight years in Karlsruhe she returned to the UK in 2011 to join the RLPO as their principal second bassoon. Since 2015 Rebekah has been tutor of Bassoon at JRNCM.

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