musician - oboist, pianist, educator, creative leader

Julie Payne - oboist

Julie Payne - oboist

Julie freelances with orchestras big and small and is also equally at home performing with chamber ensembles. 

She has performed with   

  • 1st / 2nd oboe with; Bath Philharmonia, Bristol Ensemble, West of England Philharmonic Orchestra, Northern Symphony Orchestra, Emmanuel Ensemble, Welsh Sinfonia, Southern Pro Musica, Lochrian Ensemble and other freelance orchestras
  • Chamber music; Ob-session (oboe and piano duo), Kokopelli Consort (reed quartet - oboe, clarinet, sax, bassoon), Eb Ensemble (wind sextet)
  • Recordings; British Wind Band Classics – music by Holst & Vaughan Williams (Chandos CHAN 9697) French Wind Band Classics (Chandos CHAN 9897)

She has also taught oboe for local music hubs and currently tutors the wind section of Brunel Orchestra in Bristol as well as having tutored wind sections of various youth orchestras.


Julie plays for shows and theatre productions in the orchestra pit and also performs as part of Spider music, an improvisatory collective of musicians.