Linda Walsh is a graduate in oboe performance of the Canberra School of Music. With the award of a Swiss Government Scholarship in 1985, she continued her postgraduate studies in Switzerland under Professor Hans Elhorst in Berne and Louise Pellerin in Zürich. An award from the Albert Roussel Foundation in Paris led to a very inspiring period of study with renowned French oboist Maurice Bourgue.
Linda joined the Basel Sinfonietta in 1986 and performed throughout France, Germany and Switzerland. Returning to Australia in 1987, Linda joined the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and over the following five years took part in three international tours and numerous recording projects with artists such as Sir Charles Mackerras, Frans Bruggen, Barry Tuckwell and Joshua Bell. Linda was also a founding member of Sydney Alpha Ensemble specialising in contemporary music. In 1998, Linda presented a recital of Australian repertoire for solo oboe at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. More recently, freelance engagements with the Sydney Symphony and Australian Opera Orchestras are part of a busy schedule which also includes solo recitals, chamber music concerts and radio broadcasts.
Linda Walsh is one of Australia's most highly regarded oboe teachers. She taught at Sydney Conservatorium of Music for eleven years from 1988, joining the staff at the University of Newcastle in 1996. Publications include a multi- lingual instructional DVD on oboe reed making in 2008, and a series of music videos incorporating live performance in 2009 which were presented in Birmingham at the Conference of the International Double Reed Society. Current research interests include multimedia performance and computer based composition. Linda currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of School (Drama, Fine Art and Music) University of Newcastle.
- Graduate Diploma in Education, Canberra College of Advanced Education, 12/05/1978
- Bachelor of Arts (Music), Canberra School of Music, 31/08/1985
- Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University, 22/04/1977
- Instructional video
- Multi media collaboration
- Music Documentary
- Twentieth century oboe repertoire
Twentieth century oboe performance, extended techniques
Experimental media and composition.
Fields of Research
Coordination of Woodwind area, coordination of ensembles and chamber music.
Currently Deputy Head of School, (Academic Management)
School of Drama, Fine Art and Music
- Chamber Music
Oboe, chamber music, ensemble collaboration skills.
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Creative Work (8 outputs)
|2008||Walsh LS, The Oboe Reed Making DVD, - (2008) [J1]|
The Oboe Reed Making DVD is a 96 minute instructional DVD in English, French, German and Spanish which demonstrates the techniques for making reeds for the oboe. Learning to make oboe reeds (the replaceable mouthpiece of the oboe) is an essential part of an oboists professional training. This is the first DVD of its kind, as books have been the traditional source of information on this topic such as The Oboe Reed Book (Jay Light, 1983). Video has obvious advantages as a visual training medium including the use of recorded sound examples to demonstrate the changes in a reeds response and characteristics during its construction. This DVD investigates and explains the techniques used in reed making and shows how each part of the reed has a particular function in sound production which can be purposefully adjusted by scraping the reed. It demonstrates the engineering tools and machines required for processing the cane used for reed making. A significant part of the DVD consists of interviews with 11 prominent international oboists who discuss individual approaches to the topic. It is a unique collection of this body of knowledge which explores national trends and historic background to current national styles. The multilingual soundtrack of the DVD gives it a wide international audience, leading to reviews in the British Double Reed Magazine and The French Oboists Association Journal. It disseminates information from acclaimed experts to students and teachers and it is used internationally as a teaching resource.
|2002||Spiers CJ, Walsh LS, Concert September 12th 2002 Colin Spiers (Piano) Linda Walsh (Oboe), Dorati - Duo Concertante, Holland - Last Light, Spiers/Parker/Pring/Woods/Thornton - The Tango Book, Poulenc - Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Newcastle Conservatorium, Newcastle Conservatorium (2002) [J2]|
|2002||Spiers CJ, Walsh LS, Concert September 22nd 2002 Colin Spiers (Piano) Linda Walsh (Oboe), Dorati - Duo Concertante, Holland - Last Light, Spiers/Parker/Pring/Woods/Thornton - The Tango Book, Poulenc - Sonata for Oboe and Piano, ABC, Newcastle Conservatorium (2002) [J2]|
|1999||Walsh LS, Mass by Mozart, Sydney Philharmonia Choir, Sydney Opera House (1999) [J2]|
|1999||Walsh LS, Sonata ansd Sextet by F Poulenc, Faculty of Music, University of newcastle (1999) [J2]|
|1999||Walsh LS, Music of Telemann and Handel, Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle (1999) [J2]|
|1999||Walsh LS, Nelson Mass by Haydn, Sydney Philharmonia Choir, Sydney Opera House 4/3/99 (1999) [J2]|
|1999||Walsh LS, Double Concerto J S Bach, Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle (1999) [J2]|
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Grants and Funding
|Number of grants||1|
For project grants received where the lead institution is other than the University of Newcastle, details are shown in italics.
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1998 (1 grants)
International Double Reed Society Conference, Tempe, USA$1,396
Funding Body: University of Newcastle
|Ms Linda Walsh|
|Travel Grant||Chief Investigator|
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|Year||Program||Supervisor Type||Research Title|
|2009||M Creative Arts (Music) [R]||Co-Supervisor||The Flute and Mythology|
Ms Linda Walsh
|Work Phone||(02) 4921 8932|
|Fax||(02) 4921 8958|
School of Creative Arts
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
The Conservatorium of Music,
Cnr Laman and Auckland Street
Newcastle NSW 2300