Barry Davis

Barry Davis (cor anglais) has recorded extensively, and appeared at every major music festival throughout the world, including Edinburgh and Salzburg. He took up the post of Oboe Lecturer at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in August 1985.

Barry Davis was born in London in 1948, and studied oboe at the Royal College of Music under Terence McDonagh. He joined the Bounemouth Symphony Orchestra at the age of 19 as sub-principal oboe and then spent three years as principal oboe with the Halle Orchestra in Manchester. On returning to London in 1974 he joined the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as principal cor anglais and co-principal oboe. In 1980 he was invited to join the London Symphony Orchestra in the same capacity. Since 1976 he has also been a member of the world renowned Academy of St Martin in the Fields. He has recorded extensively, and appeared at every major music festival throughout the world, including Edinburgh and Salzburg. He took up the post of Oboe Lecturer at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in August 1985.

Barry Davis appears on

Dreamtracks

Performer: Cor Anglais

Music for clarinet by Australian composers. Celebrating Australia's landscape, its spirit, its music and its composers, 'Dreamtracks' documents some of the best contemporary Australian music written for solo clarinet and piano and a variety of unusual chamber music combinations.