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Lonarc Oboe Trio (Oboe Trio)

Born: 1991 - London, England

The Lonarc Oboe Trio was formed in 1991.
Joseph Sanders, Owen Dennis and Judy Proctor are all graduates of the Royal Academy of Music.
Experienced orchestral musicians, they have between them, played in every Symphonic, Chamber, Opera and Ballet Orchestra in the UK. James Horan, an original founding member was appointed Principal Cor Anglais with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in 1998.
They are currently in the process of recording all the original Oboe Trios written c Vienna 1790-1800, mostly commissioned by Prince Joseph Johann Anton Karl von Schwarzenberg and written for the Teimer brothers - Johann, Philipp and Franz.
They also have commenced publishing all of James' original Oboe Trio arrangements and compositions through Lonarc Oboe Trio Publishing so that other Trios can enjoy them. All are available on their website.
The trio members all play on Marigaux instruments and Judy plays on a Hiniker B13 silver crook.


1993-1998: Joseph Sanders, James Horan, Judy Proctor
2007-2016 Joseph Sanders, Owen Dennis, Judy Proctor

Joseph Sanders (Oboe)
Born: England

MA(Cantab) DipRAM ARAM
The English oboist, Joseph Sanders, read Modern Languages at Cambridge University before studying the oboe with Janet Craxton in London at the RAM and with Heinz Holliger in Freiburg/Germany on an extended DAAD scholarship.
Joseph has played Principal Oboe with every major orchestra and Chamber Ensemble group in the UK as well as Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
As a member of Ensemble Modern/Frankfurt for over 20 years, he worked with Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre Boulez, Hans Werner Henze, Helmut Lachenmann, Klaus Huber, Heinz Holliger, Oliver Knussen, George Benjamin, Steve Reich, Pťter EŲtvŲs, GyŲrgy KurtŠg, Emmanuel Nunes, Mauricio Kagel, John Cage and many more.
Since 2008 he has played extensively as guest principal oboe for the London Symphony Orchestra, under Valery Gergiev, Sir Colin Davis, Pierre Boulez, Daniel Harding and Kristjan Jšrvi etc.
In 1988-1991 Joseph trained to be an Alexander Technique Teacher with Patrick Macdonald. He has been the Alexander Technique Teacher for the National Youth Orchestra since 2005. He co-organized the 7th International Conference for Alexander Teachers in Music Education, hosted by Guildhall School of Music and Dramain May 2009 and he has also taken Alexander Technique classes for Leipzig Musikhochschule, Oxford University & Conservatory in Valetta, Malta.

Owen Dennis (Oboe)
Born: England

BA (Hons) Cantab LRAM
The English oboist, Owen Dennis, read Mathematics at Cambridge University before studying the oboe at the RAM with Dougie Boyd and then at the Rotterdam Conservatoire with Emmanuel Abbuel. He won the RAM Leila Bull Prize for Oboe, RPO Martin Fund Award, Countess of Munster Musical Trust Scholarship and was a Royal Oversea's League Wind/Brass finalist in 1999.
Owen Dennis is a founder member of the Galliard Ensemble (Wind Quintet) who were BBC Radio 3 New Generation artists 2002-2004. They were also nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for their discography of 5 Cdís including critically acclaimed recording of Birwistle chamber music.
Owen Dennis joined the Lonarc Oboe Trio in 2007 when they reformed after being offered a residency with the Grosvenor Estate Summer Festival for outdoor classical chamber concerts at Brown Hart Gardens and also at Spitalfields.
Owen Dennis has recently being playing with London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia and London Mozart Players amongst others.
As a soloist Owen Dennis has given recitals at the QEH, St James' Piccadilly, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Queens' College, Cambridge. He has performed W.A. Mozart's Oboe Concerto with the Portobello Orchestra in St Peter's, Kensington and J.S. Bach's Concerto for Violin and Oboe with the Nascot Symphony, Corpus Christi Orchestra and Trinity College, Cambridge.
Owen Dennis also teaches Mathematics at Eastbourne College

Judy Proctor (Oboe)
Born: England

The English oboist, Judy Proctor, was a Junior Macfarlane Exhibitioner at the RSAMD where she studied with Philip Hill and Robin Miller. She came to study at the RAM in 1981 with George Caird where she was a member of the Manson Ensemble with Paul Patterson.
A keen chamber musician, on graduation as well as playing with various chamber, opera and ballet orchestras Judy Proctor played many solo recitals with Nicholas Bosworth and was instrumental in setting up the Lonarc Oboe Trio in 1991.
From 1992 to 2002, Judy Proctor ran the internationally acclaimed soft accessories fashion company Calver & Wilson, which was named after her grandmothers, creating velvet, silk and mock fur scarves, tippets, stoles and bags. She sold her instruments in 1999 to pay a tax bill thinking she could buy them again in 6 months time. Unfortunately it took her 6 years. So after this enforced break from professional playing 1999-2007, Judy is pleased to have recently been playing Cor Anglais again with Scottish Ballet, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra and Orquestra do Norte in Portugal, amongst others.
Judy Proctor has taught the oboe at Winchester College, Benenden School and has just recently returned from Oman where she was Oboe Tutor for the Royal Oman Symphony and Muscat Royal Philharmonic Orchestras from March 2012.
In 2011 Judy Proctor performed Aaron Coplands Quiet City with The Keld Ensemble. She then went to USA to attend a master-class with Carolyn Hove (the Cor Anglais player with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra) where she gave the USA Premiere of Billingbear (2009) by Judith Bingham for solo Cor Anglais. In April 2014 she played the Marcello's Oboe Concerto at St Martin in the Fields with the Keld Ensemble and also with Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra in Muscat just before she left.

James Horan (Oboe, English Horn, Composer, Arranger)
Born: England

The English oboist, James Horan, began the oboe at 14 years of age. In his formative years he won scholarships to Chethams School of Music, the Royal Academy of Music, and the prestigious German Government Scholarship (DAAD) to study at the Stattliche Hochschule fur Musik, Karlsruhe, in Germany, with renowned International Oboe Soloist, Thomas Indermuhle. He won many prizes and awards during these years, winning the Oboe Prize at both the RAM, London, and the Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik, Karlsruhe, as well as being awarded the Principalís Prize in his final year at the RAM.
Having worked with many of Britainís Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, The English oboist, also enjoyed a stint as Principal Oboe with Orquestra do Norte, Portugal, before becoming Solo Principal Cor Anglais with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in 1998.
For the last ten years James Horan has been an Oboe Tutor at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire, and also gives regular classes there in the Art of Reed Making, an invaluable part of any Oboistís technique.
A founder member of the Lonarc Oboe Trio, James wrote his incredible portfolio of oboe trio compositions and arrangements 1993-96 inspired by his time performing with Judy and Joseph. As such emulating both Johann Wenth and Josef Triebensee who as oboists wrote their works for the Teimer brothers to perform.

Robin Miller (Oboe)
Born: 1942 - England
Died: 2014

The English oboist, Robin Miller, graduated frothe RAM, where he studied with Neil Black.
Robin Miller was quickly appointed to become principal oboe with Ballet Rambert, a position Joseph Sanders now holds. Then moving swiftly on to Sadlers Well Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, and then co-principal with BBC Symphony Orchestra under Pierre Boulez. He was a founder member of the Nash Ensemble and also played with Janet Craxton in early London Sinfonietta recordings with Stockhausen.
Robin Miller experimented with other genres including prog rock with King Crimson in 1970 and features on their album Lizard alongside jazz pianist Keith Jarrett and Yes vocalist Jon Anderson.
Robin Miller moved to Scotland in 1976 to play principal oboe with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He is fondly remembered by many of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra players and audience members, particularly for his performances and recording of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' Strathclyde Concerto No 1, which was written for him. He is also remembered in his recordings of Antonio Vivaldi and George Frideric Handel. Until recently, he was a regular in the audience at Scottish Chamber Orchestra concerts in St Andrews, where he made his home after leaving the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Robin Miller was an extraordinarily naturally gifted musician whose delicate and sensitive phrasing was often perfect for interpreting the works of the classical composers..
Sadly in 1989, Robin Miller had to stop playing due to a debilitating hereditary disease.

Source: Lonarc Oboe Trio Website (2013) & Facebook profile (Photos 01-09)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (December 2016)

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