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Alba Szymanski,


Leipzig, Saxony, Alemania
Alba Szymanski, Oboe


Work Experience:

May 2019 - today: Part-time Job at the “Hotel Michaelis” in Leipzig

2014-2019: Childcare provider for 2 boys (back then 6 and 9 years old) - Responsibilities incl. planning engaging activities, tutoring, paying attention to their unique needs, cooking/preparing meals

2017 - today - Freelance employment at the “Philharmonisches Orchester Altenburg - Gera”, Theater und Philharmonic Orchestra of Thuringia

September 2017 - June 2018 - Part-time waitress at the Italian Restaurant “Versilia” in Weimar

March 2016 - today: Member of the Voluntary Work Organisation in Weimar and Caritas Erfurt Sponsorship for a then 12 year old refugee from Chechnya, helping her organise daily routines as well as supervising homework and school tasks

2015 - today - Member of the “Reussisches Kammerorchester Gera”, a chamber music group playing gigs and concerts in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia

2014 - today - Freelance employment at the “Nordharzer Städtebundtheater” in Halberstadt, Thuringia

2011-2012: Member of Youth Orchestra of Leipzig Council - Role involved organising trips, fundraising, collating music and promotion.

Performance Experience:

July 22nd to August 5th 2019: Participation in the project “Music and Dialogue”, an international project for musicians and singers in the Luhansk region in Ukraine
The project takes place in a region close to the war zone and is intended to bring people together in common aspirations to debate about diverse modes of living, thinking and acting

Experiences as a soloist with the “Symphonic Music Association Leipzig” at the “Gewandhaus Leipzig”
2013: performing Haydn Oboe Concerto in C Major 1st movement

2015: performing Bach Oboe Concerto in G Minor

2018: performing Mozart Oboe Concerto in C Major

2016 - 2017: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra and Thallein Ensemble
Highlight: Concert in Brussels with the Thallein Ensemble (contemporary music project) and perfomances with the RBC Orchestra: Daphnis and Chloe (1st oboe), Strauss Rosenkavalier

May/June 2014: Participation in a transnational music project between the “Jerusalem Academy of Music” and “Hfm Weimar” - Highlight: Performing Bach’s Mass in B minor in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, conductor: Konrad Junghänel

2013 - 2018: Performances with the Symphony Orchestra of the “Hfm Weimar” - Highlights: Dvorak 7th Symphony, Symphony Fantastique (Cor-Anglais part), Strauss Rosenkavalier excerpts, Beethoven Leonore Overture

2010 - 2013: Principal oboe of the “Youth Symphony Orchestra Leipzig” - Incl. trips with the orchestra to Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Canada and Greece


October 2013 - July 2019
Bachelor of Music at “Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar” (first study: Oboe - orchestral music/performance)

September 2016 - July 2017
Erasmus+ scholarship for an exchange year at the “Royal Birmingham Conservatoire” in England, United Kingdom (teachers: Jenni Philips, Head of Woodwind Department and Emmet Byrne, oboist at the CBSO)

August 2000 - July 2013
A-levels at the “Freie Waldorfschule Leipzig” (main subjects “German” and “English”)

Grade: 1.7 ( around 86%)

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