Jane Sullivan – Oboe
Jane Sullivan began playing the oboe at nine years of age at the MTU Cork School of Music, with Dr Ciara Glasheen-Artem. At present she is studying for her undergraduate degree in music performance as a scholar at the Royal College of Music in London with professors Olivier Stankiewicz and Gareth Hulse. As an orchestral musician Jane has been principal oboist of the RCM Symphony Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, Irish Youth Wind Ensemble and MTU Cork School of Music Symphony Orchestra, while also being invited to perform with the RTÈ National Symphony Orchestra’s mentoring programme. Jane is a founding member of the “Lyra” Wind Quintet having had opportunities to play across Ireland, winning many national chamber music competitions. Lyra Wind Quintet were invited to play at the rising stars concert series at the Grainstore Ballymaloe and the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras for the festival of youth orchestra concert in the National Concert Hall, Dublin. Throughout the past few years, she has been a multiple solo prize winner throughout Ireland. In 2017, Jane was the winner of both the ESB Feis Ceoil woodwind prize, where she was awarded the overall highest placed woodwind player receiving the coveted Rosebowl prize, and the MTU Cork School of Music Recital Competition. Most recently in 2021/22, Jane was awarded the ESB Feis Ceoil Senior Woodwind prize and the Senior Woodwind “Crowely Perpetual Cup” with the “Dulux Paints Bursary” in Feis Maitiu, Cork.