PETER VOISEY - Oboe
Originally from Ottawa, Peter Voisey graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Toronto, where he studied oboe and English horn with Melvin Berman.
Peter has performed with many Canadian orchestras including the Canadian Opera Company, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Orchestra London, Thunder Bay Symphony and Symphony New Brunswick. He held the position of Second Oboe and Solo English Horn with the Windsor Symphony for ten seasons. He has also appeared as soloist with the Windsor Symphony, the Valley Festival (Ottawa area), the North Bay Symphony and the Etobicoke Symphony.
Peter’s work on the commercial music scene has included many studio recordings for radio, television and film. He is a seasoned performer of musical theatre including the Toronto productions of “Mary Poppins”, “The Producers”, “Crazy for You”, “The Sound of Music”, “Show Boat” and “Napoleon”. His talents have also taken him on tour with North American productions, and onstage with the orchestras of such noted performers as Placido Domingo, Joan Sutherland, Richard Harris, and Roger Hodgson.
Besides playing oboe and English horn, Peter especially enjoys performing as multi instrumentalist on saxophones, clarinets, flutes and recorders. He has played sax with several Toronto area big bands, and is a member of the Dimanche Matin Saxophone Quartet and Barrie’s Baytowne Big Band.
Locally, Peter has performed with a variety of groups including the Cellar Singers of Orillia, Huntsville Festival of the Arts, and the Casino Rama Orchestra.
As well as being an active freelance musician, Peter teaches privately and holds clinics in the Toronto and Simcoe County areas. He also adjudicates recitals and exams at the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto. In May of 2006, Peter was the senior woodwind adjudicator of the New Brunswick Competitive Music Festival in Saint John.