Born in Australia, TANIA FRAZER is one of this country's most outstanding oboists and musicians.
Tania completed both her postgraduate and masters degrees with David Theodore, Principal oboe of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Roy Carter, Principal oboe of the London Symphony Orchestra and Celia Nicklin from the Academy of Saint Martin- in-the-Fields, at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London on full scholarship.
At the age of 23, Tania was invited by conductor Zubin Mehta to perform as Principal oboe with the world famous Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under his direction. Tania has since appeared with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra on many occasions, under Zubin Mehta, Valery Gergiev and other celebrated conductors. Tania has performed with many fine orchestras including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony, the Jerusalem Symphony, the Stavanger Symphony in Norway, the Montreal Chamber Orchestra and was Principal English Horn of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for a season.
From 1997-2001 Tania held the position of Principal oboe with the prestigious Israel Opera in Tel Aviv. In this capacity she toured Europe and performed and recorded a number of oboe concertos,most recently the Strauss Oboe Concerto.
Tania has appeared as a soloist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, including the Australian Chamber Orchestra's 2006 tour of Europe, performing alongside American Soprano Dawn Upshaw, at the continent’s most prestigious festivals and concert halls. Tania has also performed over 100 concerts as Principal oboe with the ACO Australia-wide, including live radio broadcasts, streaming video productions and CD recordings.
A recipient of numerous prizes and awards, Tania won first prize at the Coleman International Competition in Los Angeles at the young age of sixteen, the Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Award in London, the Philharmonia Orchestra Martin Award and was recently included in the “Who’s Who of Australian Women” in recognition of her contribution to the arts.