Principal Oboe, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Wilson was appointed Principal Oboe of the Hong Kong Philharmonic in September 2009. Prior to this he was Co-Principal Oboe from September 2005. Before moving to Hong Kong, he was working regularly with London based orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra with whom he toured extensively in Germany under the direction of their then Chief Conductor, Kurt Masur. He also worked with other UK orchestras, which gave rise to the opportunity to play Vivaldi’s Concerto for Oboe and Violin, with Nigel Kennedy.
Michael studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where he graduated with First Class Honours and received the Philip Jones prize for woodwind. He was then awarded a place in the then newly founded orchestra, the Southbank Sinfonia, based in London.
Since moving to Hong Kong he has been invited to trial for Principal Oboe with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra.
Michael also enjoys regular work with Moving Performance, a leadership development company dedicated to inspiring change in organisations through music.
Any free time Michael has, he spends having fun with his two sons, Oliver and Charlie.