Chair supported by Dr Barry Grimaldi
Sue Böhling fell into the music world by accident when she was handed an oboe at her secondary school. It was a late start to learning at 15 years old but it quickly became a major part of her life. She studied with John Anderson and gained a place at the Royal Academy of Music studying with Tess Miller and George Caird.
She won numerous prizes and scholarships including opportunities to study abroad, but when she was offered the cor anglais position with the Royal Ballet she chose to remain in London. She combined working for the Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet with a busy freelance career working regularly with all the London orchestras and covered a vast variety of the orchestral, chamber and solo repertoire on both oboe and cor anglais.
Sue joined the LPO in 1996 as Principal Cor Anglais and can be heard on many film and television soundtracks. She enjoys the travel and opportunities to perform in some of the best concert halls across the globe, but loves living in central London and relishes her spare time at home with her husband, family and friends.
Sue featured in the ‘Backstage’ interview in our Autumn 2011 edition of the Orchestra’s magazine, Tune In. Read the interview here.