Joe Houghton

Joe Houghton, Oboe

Joe Houghton received his early education at the Westminster Cathedral Choir School before going on to Ampleforth College, York and King's College, Cambridge, where he was also a Choral scholar.  He then studied Oboe with Celia Nicklin at the Royal Academy of Music, London before gaining the Premier Prix de Virtuosité at the Conservatoire de Musique in Geneva with Maurice Bourgue.

Joe has enjoyed an extremely varied career, combining teaching (at St Mary's Music School and George Watson's College, Edinburgh) with orchestral, chamber and solo performances.  He has worked with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Scottish Ballet, Northern Ballet, Opera North and Scottish Opera.