Posts tagged Sydney Morning Herald
The SSO's Associate Principal Oboist Shefali Pryor says: "Aim to be the broadest musician that you can be." Just a taste of the advice you'll get at our Vivid Ideas event

Shefali is the Assistant Principal Oboist for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Shefali grew up in Sydney where she graduated with first class honours from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. During her studies she participated in numerous programs with the Australian Youth Orchestra and was a member of the Sydney Sinfonia. Upon graduating she joined the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as Second Oboe.

In 2004 and 2005 Shefali studied with Stefan Schilli at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. Not long after her return to Australia she was appointed Associate Principal Oboe. In 2006 she won the Other Instrumental category of the Symphony Australia Young Performer Awards. She has performed as soloist with the Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmanian symphony orchestras, including performances with violinist Nigel Kennedy in 2006.

Shefali has also performed as guest principal with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia, and as a casual musician with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. She is a founding member of the Sydney Omega Ensemble and has performed with the Australia Ensemble, Sydney Soloists, and Southern Cross Soloists as well as with the staff of the Sydney Conservatorium, where she teaches oboe. She is also the Artistic Director of the SSO's Vanguard program for young philanthropists.

Shefali will no doubt offer invaluable advice to everyone when she comes to present as a panellist for Music Love and Vivid Ideas. In the meantime, she took some time to offer Music Love a taster of her wisdom.

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Danielle McGrane has chatted and taken selfies with Ed Sheeran, Amy Poehler and Kim Cattrall, but AAP's entertainment reporter's biggest passion is Australian music

Danielle McGrane has a pretty fun life. One day she's on a red carpet, another day she could be covering fashion shows, or attending Hollywood blockbuster movie premieres, theatre productions, ballets, rooftop gigs, operas, award shows, orchestral performances, perhaps even watching Jamie Oliver cook up a storm. All in a week's work when one is the entertainment reporter for the Australian Associated Press (AAP). Yet amidst the glitz, glamour and sparkly celebrities, Danielle remains transfixed on the Australian music scene. She is a part of a team of people who have created a program called The RIght Note which is a weekly music news and reviews online show featuring performances by some of Australia's best artists. She took the time to chat with Music Love all about her career in entertainment, her passion for local Australian music with some advice for aspiring music journalists and artists. 

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