Laura Hymers

A protégée of the English oboist Fiona Garrbett, Laura completed her Music Board Examinations in the UK at the age of 15.

Soon afterwards she moved to Australia and joined the Sydney Youth Orchestra, spending some years as principal oboist with them before moving to the NSW North Coast.

For the last 25 years Laura has balanced classroom primary school teaching and woodwind instrumental teaching with a varied music career. She has been teaching woodwind for the Northern Rivers Conservatorium since 2015 and regularly performs oboe and cor anglais with a wide variety of classical orchestral and chamber ensembles on the North Coast and Gold Coast.

After many years as principal oboist with the Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra she now enjoys her role as principal oboist with the Lismore Symphony Orchestra. As well as strictly classical, Laura also enjoys work in other musical genres including musical theatre and contemporary performance.

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