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Fraser Kelman

Born in Aberdeen, Fraser Kelman was a pupil at St Mary's Music School in Edinburgh before moving to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music. Since graduating in 2009 he has pursued a busy freelance career primarily as an orchestral oboist and has performed with many of the UK's leading ensembles including the English Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Royal Northern Sinfonia.

In 2017, Fraser moved to Edinburgh where he enjoys teaching at St Mary's Music School, George Watson’s College and St George’s School for Girls. Parallel to this, he maintains a busy performing career, appearing with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the orchestra of Scottish Ballet.

Fraser also cultivates an interest in chamber music. Recent highlights have included collaborating with the Benyounes Quartet, cellist Kim Vaughan and pianist Sarah Beth Briggs. He also has wide experience as a soloist, previous concerto performances including works by Albinoni, Bach, Haydn, Marcello, Mozart, Strauss, Telemann and Vivaldi. In January 2020 he premiered Tom David Wilson’s Concertante Oboe.

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St Mary’s Music School is one of the nine specialist Music and Dance Schools the UK (and the only one in Scotland)  funded by the UK Government and providing the finest training in Britain. It is a co-educational, non-denominational specialist music school, offering a world class standard of music and academic education to musically gifted children aged 9-19 years. It is also the Choir School of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. It attracts day and boarding pupils from across Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Europe and internationally. 

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