Alison Teale is the principal cor anglais player with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. While studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Alison was appointed co-principal oboe with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2003 she moved to Cardiff to become the Principal cor anglais for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and in 2001 won the Isle of Wight international oboe competition, which led to her London debut at the Purcell room.
She has performed numerous concertos for BBC Radio 3 and has released a solo CD COR! I in 2012 culminating in a live performance on BBC Radio 4 ‘ s Woman ‘ s Hour. In addition Alison enjoys giving regular master classes, performing solo and chamber music recitals and the variety that come from freelance work. She is an oboe professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.