Esther Vonkeman (Oboe)

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Raised in a small town in southern Alberta, Esther began playing the oboe at the age of 9. At a young age, she discovered the joys of performing with both the U of L Youth Wind Ensemble and Orchestra. In 2007, under the instruction of David Sussman, she obtained her Bachelor of Music (with Distinction) in performance. She has been and avid performer with various groups throughout the city. Esther was a member of the U of L Wind Ensemble for 5 years and performed with various chamber groups. She occasionally appears with the Lethbridge Community Gold Band and has been a member of the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra since 2003. She currently teaches oboe and english horn with the Music Conservatory as a clinician and private instructor.