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Briana ProfileAs an international artist, oboist Briana Leaman has studied, performed and taught throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

A native of South Carolina, Briana completed her Bachelor's of Music Performance at the University of South Carolina with Dr. Rebecca Nagel in 2013. Upon finishing her Master’s of Music Performance with Sébastien Giot and Christian Schmitt at the Haute École des Arts du Rhin in Strasbourg, France in 2016, Briana relocated to Melbourne, Australia where she currently resides with her husband, saxophonist and conductor Joseph Lallo.

 Briana currently teaches oboe at Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak, Korowa Anglican Girls’ School, and Shelford Girls' Grammar, and plays regularly with various chamber groups and orchestras including performances with Orchestra Victoria, the Australian Discovery Orchestra, Pro Musica, the Australian Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic.

In addition to her orchestral playing, Briana has also performed in a number of shows at Her Majesty's Theatre for the Broadway production of Disney's Aladdin in 2017 and at Monash in the world premiere of the musical The Dressmaker in 2018. Briana is an active member of the ADRS's Victorian committee and served as Assistant Artistic Director and Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the 2018 ADRS National Conference. Briana has given masterclasses at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and the Elder Conservatorium and is pursuing a PhD in Music Performance at the University of Melbourne.

Briana is proud to be a Rigoutat Artist and plays on a model ‘J’ oboe.

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