Biography of Shaw Jinny:
Jinny Shaw was joint first prize-winner of the 1995 Isle of Wight International Oboe Competition, and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, with Anthony Camden and Irene Pragnell. She has performed as soloist with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia Soloists and has given solo recitals at the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room as well as at major UK festivals. She has also given recitals and appeared as soloist in Tokyo, New York, Canada, Slovenia and Switzerland, and has featured on BBC and Australian radio.
She initiated and gave the premieres of the oboe concertos by John McCabe and John Joubert. At the Hereford Three Choirs Festival in 2000, she gave the premiere of Kenneth Leighton’s Concerto for Oboe and string orchestra. She has also worked with composers such as Jonathan Harvey, Nigel Osborne, Michael Berkeley, Aurèle Stroë, Augusta Read Thomas
and Robin Holloway. As a founding member of the new music collective Okeanos, she has initiated chamber music from Dai Fujikura, Judith Weir, Howard Skempton, Philip Grange, Anne Boyd and Nicola LeFanu among many others. With the ensemble she is featured on several critically acclaimed recordings of new music, including Dai Fujikura’s Secret Forest, and in addition the chamber music of Elizabeth Maconchy and Nicola LeFanu. Jinny Shaw is also a composer and her work has been premiered in Switzerland and Canada. She is a
member of the Hallé Orchestra, Manchester.