Gina Pontoni

  • Bachelor of Music - BMus (Hons)

The Juilliard School & Manhattan School - New York, NY
Temple University - Philadelphia, PA

I strive in my teaching to be a combination of the best instructors I've known. Learning music should be fun, challenging and fulfilling. I help oboists discover a beautiful tone and clean technique so we can delve into the repertoire of our amazing instrument.

Gina Pontoni became the Assistant Principal Oboist of The Birmingham Symphony (USA) at the age of 20, a position she held for 9 years. Gina moved to Australia in 1995 and served as Principal Oboist of Opera Australia under Simone Young while also working casually with The Sydney Symphony. She regularly performs with Auckland Philharmonia as Principal Cor Anglais and Principal Oboe.

Gina loves playing chamber music, recording and teaching oboists of all ages...this includes teaching the art of oboe reed making!!

She resides in Canberra with her husband and two Siamese cats, Max and George.

Canberra, ACT
Travelling in the local area


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Details last updated: February 6, 2024