Making great music at the Heart of Scotland

 Catherine Smith, oboe.

Originally from Helensburgh, Catherine attended the junior department of what was the RSAMD,
where she won the woodwind prize, and was the first pupil from her school to join NYOS where
she became principal oboe.

She went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and played with the YMSO in London. After graduating she mixed other interests and music, played professionally in New Zealand for a year and then settled in Kent where she taught and freelanced for over 20 years.

She has been invited to perform with a diverse range of ensembles; choral societies, musicals, chamber music and recitals; even supporting rock stars and function bands.

Since returning to Scotland in 2020, Catherine has started playing with local amateur orchestras
and recently performed a Vivaldi oboe concerto with Helensburgh Chamber Orchestra. She is
delighted to have the chance to play The Mozart Concerto with her friends in Dunblane Chamber