Michael Sluman oboe
Michael started the oboe at the age of 16. After a year of teaching himself he received a place at the Royal Northern College of Music where he studied with Jenifer Galloway, Valerie Taylor and the cor anglais with Rachel Pankhurst for three years. Michael then left the RNCM due to health issues and transferred to Leeds College of Music. On arrival Michael was awarded the Leeds College of Music Excellence Scholarship and the Alan Hawkshaw Foundation Scholarship. Michael is now studying with Janey Miller a renowned contemporary soloist who also teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Junior Trinity College of Music. Within his first semester at LCoM, Michael has participated in many ensembles. Among the ensembles at the conservatoire he also plays with the University of Leeds’ various ensembles, Harrogate Symphony Orchestra, Leeds Youth Opera, Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra and Elmet Sinfonietta. Michael was also offered the position of oboe tutor at Harrogate High School and has a keen interest in teaching. He was also recently awarded the Friends of Leeds College of Music Scholarship through an open audition process.
Michael has received masterclasses from oboists such as David Theodore, Hansjörg Schellenberger, Nicholas Daniel, Gordon Hunt, Jonathan Small, Dr Paul Goodey and Melinda Maxwell.
Michael has a keen interest in chamber music and with his quartet “The Vincent Quartet” has performed at venues including Café 164, Holy Trinity Church and Leeds College of Music. The Vincent Quartet have commissioned new works from composition students at the conservatoire. In addition, Michael commissioned a work for oboe, cello and woodblock, performed in cross collaboration with the Northern School of Contemporary Dance at the LCoM Classical Showcase.