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Juliana Koch

Principal Oboe

Member since 2018; Professor at the Royal College of Music

‘I‘ll never forget the first rehearsal I was invited to play with the LSO – getting immersed in that sound was like a drug that immediately got me hooked. The day they offered me the job, I couldn’t believe my luck and just kept asking them if they were really sure…’

Before joining the LSO in 2018, Juliana Koch played as Principal Oboe at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen and at Teatro alla Scala in Milan – and further became a laureate of the ARD International Music Competition 2017. Since then she has been an in-demand soloist, debuting at the Berlin Philharmonie in 2019 with the Strauss Oboe Concerto and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. Other solo engagements include appearances with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and the Hungarian National Philharmonic among others.

Recitals and chamber music performances brought her to Musica Viva’s Huntingon Estate Music Festival in Australia, Lucerne Festival, Bachfest Leipzig, the Bamberg Konzerthalle and Deutschlandfunk Köln. A sought after Guest Principal, Juliana has appeared with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Juliana studied with François Leleux in Munich and Fabian Menzel in Frankfurt, she plays a Marigaux M2 oboe.